Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Dogs



Congenital disorder in the heart in which the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth. Early symptoms are uncommon but in the first year of life include increased work of breathing and poor weight gain. With age PDA may lead to congestive heart failure if left uncorrected.


Commonly Affected Breeds



Treatment can be surgical or non-surgical depending on the several factors including severity, age, etc. Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) is the most common congenital heart disease in dogs.

The disease occurs more frequently in females than in males (also known as Ductus Arteriosus). Pet insurance is medical insurance for your dog. It helps you pay for expensive veterinary care when your dog gets sick or injured.

Cost to Treat: $2,500 to $5,000



Heart Health Conditions in Dogs


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