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Dog heart ultrasound

Heart disease is common in many breeds as they get older. The two common problems seen are a leaky heart valve (mitral endocardiosis) and a weakened heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy).  It is important to have at least  an annual check up by your vet to detect any new heart murmur which may indicate the start of a heart problem.  Investigations often include x-rays and an ultrasound scan which can look inside the heart at the heart valves, and the heart muscle.  Certain breeds such as Cavalier king Charles Spaniels and Dobermann dogs are more susceptible to heart problems, and may need checking more regularly as they get older.

This is an ultrasound of a dogs heart, a commonly performed procedure at Young Veterinary Partnership.  See our website for contact details of your local surgery.


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