Category: Dogs

Pericardial Effusion in Dogs

Pericardial Effusion is a condition where there is a fluid accumulation within the pericardial sac.   This causes the pressures outside of the heart to

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a primary myocardial disease wherein the heart muscle is damaged and becomes very weak.   The left ventricle dilates and has a

Chronic Valve Disease in Dogs

Myxomatous Mitral Valve Degeneration (i.e. Chronic Valve Disease or Endocardiosis) is a chronic, degenerative disease of the mitral valve (62% of affected patients have only

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Left-sided congestive heart failure occurs when the pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs increases, causing fluid to leak from the vessels into the