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7 Signs you should get your dogs heart checked

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 there is something wrong and often times 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 most common signs to look out for.

7 Signs of a heart problem

  1. A dry cough after physical activity

  2. "Backwards sneezing" A strange inhaling of air a little like a pig snort. If your dog does this you will not miss it.

  3. Shortness of breath or breathing quicker and harder

  4. Fainting (Which can sometimes look like a seizuire)

  5. Rapid weightloss

  6. Rapid tiredness

  7. Potbelly (This is from fluid build up)

As you can see a lot of times it would be easy to miss some of these and dogs have such a good way of hiding ailments. We are our dogs voice so if you are in any way worried please get them checked.


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