As in people, heart problems can be very common in dogs, much more common than most of us realise. Unfortunately, dogs have a very hard time telling us that there is something wrong and oftentimes the signs can be easily missed.
If you think your dog may have any of the signs below, it's a good idea to get them checked by your vet. Even if there is nothing wrong, it is always better to be safe than sorry. A yearly check-up is always advised to keep your dog in tip-top shape. The seven signs below are the most common signs to look out for.
7 Signs of a heart problem
A dry cough after physical activity
"Backwards sneezing" A strange inhaling of air a little like a pig snort. If your dog does this, you will not miss it
Shortness of breath or breathing quicker and harder
Fainting (which can sometimes look like a seizure)
Rapid weight loss
Potbelly (this is from fluid build up)
As you can see, often it would be easy to miss some of these and dogs are very good at hiding ailments. We are our dogs voice; so if you are in any way worried, please get them checked.