Questions tagged [heart-health]

Do not create another tag for a specific heart condition, without asking in meta. For questions related to any heart/cardiac issues a pet may have, including heart disease and heart failure. https://pets.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2183/should-heart-failure-be-renamed-heart-disease

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My 4.3 month old Persian cat passed away suddenly

My kitten was doing well till yesterday evening. But suddenly she started facing breathing difficulty at 07:30 PM in the evening. I called the Vet and told him symptoms which were no running nose and ...
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Is it worth testing for heartworm if crate rest is impossible?

My mother has a (I am going to say 7 year old) large male dog that last year was unable to naturally control flea infestations. This leads me to believe that it very probably was unable to control ...
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Is the FDA's announcement on luxury brand, grain-free dog foods implying the food simply is not complete?

The FDA announced 16 brands, typically higher end lines advertising grain free foods, may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in canines. As I am not a vet or a scientist, I am not completely ...
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Dog with Congestive Heart Failure - Rapid Heart Beat

My dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure roughly 8 months ago. Though her breathing has been the thing we have noticed and discussed primarily with the vets, that seems to be under control ...
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My dog has congestive heart failure and I am considering feeding him bone broth. Is this a bad idea?

The vet warned me about giving him too much sodium. Per cup the bone broth I am considering has 95mg of sodium.
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any links between rabbies vac and pericardial effusion

My 9 year old husky was as happy and [seemed] healthy as could be yesterday morning. She needed her rabbies vac so around 3 i went and got it done at my vet. After about 4 hours she became very ...
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My vet told me my cat's heart has an abnormal sound--will this affect how long she might live?

My cat is 13 years old and during a visit to my vet, the vet told me there was a strange sound from her heart, it was not the normal click sound from the heart valve (s). Actually I did think there ...
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Dog with congestive heart failure, breathing over 120 bpm while resting

I'm wondering if I should bring my dog to the vet tonight and say goodbye. She was taken to the vet earlier today due to shortness of breath and was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), but ...
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Does purring affect my cat's breathing rate?

Hunter was recently diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy (a heart condition that led to fluid accumulating in his heart and lungs). We were instructed to monitor his condition by measuring his ...
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Is a low sodium diet okay for healthy cats?

Hunter was recently diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy (a heart condition that led to fluid accumulating in his heart and lungs). Part of the treatment/management of his condition includes ...
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Should I be concerned that my cat is breathing fast?

My cat is breathing fast (and occasionally panting with an open mouth). It's not associated with exercise (he's just sitting on the couch) What could be the cause of this?
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Should I be worried about dog coughing (with heart murmur and congestive heart failure)?

My dog has had a heart murmur since birth. He is now nine years old and is a Chihuahua. He has the beginnings of congestive heart failure since he is getting some fluid in his lungs. He is currently ...