Cardiac Conditions That May Warrant A Pacemaker In Dogs

Cardiac Conditions That May Warrant A Pacemaker In Dogs

If a dog has an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or a bradyarrhythmia (heart rate that is too slow to support the dog’s daily activities), s/he might benefit from a pacemaker. An artificial pacemaker is an electronic device that maintains the heart rate, and...
Coughing In Dogs With Heart Disease

Coughing In Dogs With Heart Disease

Coughing can be a telltale sign that a dog with a heart murmur is experiencing heart failure. When dogs have a heart murmur, their hearts can become enlarged and lose the ability to pump blood into their lungs and the rest of their body. Known as heart failure, the...
Daffodils, Pollen And Heartworms?

Daffodils, Pollen And Heartworms?

The unseasonably warm weather makes me think of spring flowers, outdoor picnics and, yes, heartworms. “Why?” you ask. Because heartworms are carried by mosquitos, who prefer warmer temperatures. As soon as the weather warms up and mosquitos come out, your pets’ risk...