Hearts are a critical organ so it’s important to understand how to keep your dog’s heart beating.

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Heart Murmurs In Dogs: Grades, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Hearing from your veterinarian that your dog has a heart murmur is, understandably, a scary moment. After all, no one wants to hear that their dog has a potential health issue. So, it’s natural that before understanding more about their condition you may fear the worst. However, dog heart murmurs can mean a lot of things, and the prognosis for a dog or puppy with a heart murmur can be very variable. Some may require immediate treatment, while others may not cause a problem at all and could disappear with time. So, what is a dog heart murmur? What causes them and what does it mean for your dog if they have one?

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CPR For Dogs: A Step-By-Step Guide To Saving Your Dog’s Life

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if the dog is unresponsive. Equipping yourself with the knowledge to effectively recognize and take action treating your dog’s condition can keep you calm and greatly increase your dog’s chance of survival.

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15 Reasons Why Your Dog May Be Panting And Pacing

Panting is a normal dog behavior, most often associated with helping a dog regulate body temperature. However, what if you notice your dog panting and pacing non-stop around the house or yard, unable to settle down? Is this also normal behavior, or is something wrong with your dog?

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Best Grain-Free Dog Food & Is It Bad For Your Pup?

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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Congestive Heart Failure In Dogs

Did you know heart problems can be just as severe for your dog as they can be for you? Congestive Heart failure can leave your pup feeling sluggish and out of breath. Understanding the signs, symptoms and treatment will help you keep your dog as active and comfortable as possible…

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Syncope In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Syncope is a medical term for fainting or passing out. These fainting spells are usually brief, caused by a temporary loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Most dogs recover spontaneously; however, syncope can be a sign of serious heart problems or other conditions in dogs. We’ll explore what causes syncope in dogs, treatment options, and when to seek help if you think your dog has had a syncopal episode.

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