Caring for Your Dog with CHF

Visiting your veterinarian

It is likely that your dog will be put on long-term medication after being diagnosed with heart failure, so your visits to the veterinarian may need to be more frequent at first. However, once your dog’s condition has stabilized with treatment, you can expect to resume a more regular and potentially less frequent visit schedule.

The objective of successful treatment is to make your dog feel better and live longer, at the same time as minimizing unexpected problems and emergency visits.

If your dog’s condition changes noticeably at any time, you should consult your veterinarian immediately.

Heart Health Tips

Maintain proper body weight for your dog. Being overweight makes the heart work harder.

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