Heart failure in dogs occur when any kind of heart disease becomes so severe that a dog’s heart is unable to circulate enough blood to meet all the needs of his body tissues. As a result of associated blood-pressure abnormalities, fluid may begin to pool in some of his tissues, and the blood supply decreases to those body tissues that are furthest away from the heart.
What can cause heart failure?
Any form of heart disease can cause this condition. A dog may be born with a defect that leads on to heart failure – such as a hole in the heart or a major blood vessel positioned wrongly – but in most cases heart failure is …