Can it be treated?
Treatment for almost all heart disease does not cure the disease. The goal of treatment for pets with heart disease is to restore their quality of life. We want them to be able to do the day to day things that have become their lifestyle. We do not agree that extending their life is a reasonable goal, unless that extra life is of a quality satisfactory to their owners.
The choice of which treatment options are used therefore depends on;
The severity of the disease.
The cost of medications.
How easy the patient is to medicate.
What the owner thinks.
So if we are doing our job right the treatments from patient to patient might vary quite a bit.