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Yes! Heart disease occurs in our pets. These days some of the same tests that are used in helping people with heart disease are available for pets.
Dog Heart diseaseSadly, heart disease becomes quite prevalent (especially amongst smaller breeds) as they get older.
Leaking heart valves are the most common form of heart disease. Treatment to restore quality of life is available.
Cat heart diseaseCat heart disease is often silent or without any symptoms whatsoever. Even advanced heart disease can be free of symptoms. Patients with advanced heart disease can often be fit, strong animals in seemingly the prime of their life.
This means early detection at routine annual health checks, is the only chance we have to diagnose and give treatment options.