How Long Can Dogs with Mitral Valve Survive?

According to studies, myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most commonly diagnosed congenital heart disease in dogs. Additionally, it is the top cause of heart failure in canines. The disease is more prevalent among older dogs, but it can occur in younger animals.  Cocker Spaniel, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, and Maltese are the breeds mostly affected by MMVD. Vets diagnose the disease by listening to abnormal heart sounds. They can also use a veterinary MRI, echocardiography, and thoracic radiographs to confirm the condition. What Is Myxomatous Mitral Valve…

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