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Warning Signs of Cardiac Disease in PetsBy PetDesk April 19, 2022Cardiac diseases - conditions affecting the blood vessels and heart - are frightening. Even more so when it’s your cat or dog’s heart

Warning Signs of Cardiac Disease in Pets

By PetDesk

April 19, 2022

Cardiac diseases - conditions affecting the blood vessels and heart - are frightening. Even more so when it’s your cat or dog’s heart. Good thing you’re reading this primer on warning signs for potential trouble!


Cardiac Disease in Pets

Cardiac diseases have different causes. Some are even genetic. So while every dog and cat needs a healthy diet, proper exercise, and routine veterinary care, that may not be enough to prevent certain cardiac conditions.


This is why you want to watch out for key signs of problems:


Difficulty breathing - especially during activity

Changes in weight - either up or down

Depression or lethargy - loss of interest in everything

Heart Trouble in Dogs

Cardiac disease in dogs pops up in 10% of the population. That’s pretty common! And in addition to the above symptoms, you can see some extra warning signs in canines:


Episodes of collapse or fainting, particularly during exercise or excitement

Persistent coughing, even when resting

Cardio Cats

Surprisingly, cardiac disease may be MORE common in cats. But it’s challenging to diagnose. And HIDING is a common sign in felines that don’t feel good. So you’ll want to add that to this extra list of symptoms for kitties:


Lack of appetite - sometimes suddenly

Trouble using their back (or even front) legs - an emergency situation!

Staying on Alert

Prevention always goes a long way for pets. So does watchfulness. Whenever you notice something unusual, it’s a good time to contact your vet. Especially with cardiac signs. Sent from my iPhone


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