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Arrythimias are irregular or erratic heartbeats. Normally the heart beats at a steady pace. This changes with activity or rest but is almost always a regul...

Bacterial Endocarditis

Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves and the lining of the heart. This disease is not common....

Blood-Loss Anemia

Anemia is defined as a deficiency of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the circulatory system. Adult dogs are anemic when the concentration of red blood ce...

Canine Babesiosis

This is an uncommon disease caused by a protozoan that destroys red blood cells, producing hemolytic anemia. Outside the United States, the disease is f...

Cardiac Arrest

Dogs and cats don't have heart attacks, but several conditions can stop their hearts. A blow to the chest from a fall or car accident, temperature extremes...

Chagas Disease

Trypanosomiasis is caused by the protozoan T. cruzi. A small number of cases have been reported in the southwestern United States, Texas, and California. R...

Chronic Valvular Disease

This common heart disease of unknown cause affects 20 - 40% of dogs. It occurs most often in toy and small breed dogs, particularly Cavalier King Charles S...

Congenital Heart Disease

All forms of congenital heart disease occur in dogs. The most common defects are valve malfunctions (called dysplasias), valve narrowing (stenosis), abnorm...

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is the inability of the heart to provide adequate circulation to meet the body's needs. It is the end result of a weakened heart m...

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dialated cardiomyopathy is a disease in which the heart chambers enlarge and the walls of the ventricles become thin. The heart muscle weakens and begins t...