Tag Archives: DCM

How to Protect Your Pet’s Heart

Veterinarian listens to dog's heartbeat

February is American Heart Month in recognition of the more than 600,000 Americans who die from heart disease every year. In a normal year, heart disease is the number one cause of death and affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and these days, COVID-19. Since

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How to Choose the Right Pet Food in 2022

Two cats eating dry pet food

Many of us look at the new year as an opportunity to improve our health. Pet owners should consider the same for their pets. To help you get 2022 off on the right paw, I am devoting January’s blog posts to healthy living suggestions for pets. The first blog post focused on your pet’s annual

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Diet-Related Canine Heart Disease

A dog eats from a bowl of food

Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation into diet-related heart disease in dogs. I suspect most dog families would be surprised to learn diet may play a role in the development of heart disease in their favorite fur baby. Here is a summary of the FDA announcement. Heart Disease

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