Heart Disease in Dogs

How common is heart disease in dogs?

About 10% of all dogs have heart disease.1


Most importantly, the incidence of heart disease increases dramatically with age. This is particularly the case in dogs with valvular heart disease:

  • About 10% of dogs between the ages of 5 and 8 years can be
    affected3

  • 20-25% of dogs between the ages of 9 and 12 years can be affected.3

  • 30-35% of dogs more than 13 years can be affected3

  • 75% of dogs over 16 years can be affected4

If your dog has been diagnosed with heart disease, don't lose hope. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment and management, you increase your dog's opportunity to live a more normal life.

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