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Cardiac Issues in Dogs

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Heart Conditions Overview

The most common Cardiac Issues in Dogs are valve malformations (called dysplasia's), valve narrowing (stenosis), abnormal openings between the heart chambers (septal defects), patent ductus arteriosus and tetralogy of fallot. Unfortunately many dogs with severe congenital heart defects don't live beyond one year.


Treatments for Heart Issues

Depending on the specific issue and severity of the disorder treatment for cardiac issues in dogs ranges from long-term medications to surgery.

Cost to Treat: $1,000 to $20,000

The cost range seems extreme but based on the severity and treatment needed veterinary costs for cardiac issues in dogs can range from simple medications to open heart surgery.

List of Heart Conditions in Dogs


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