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Endocardiosis is the most common type of heart disease found in dogs. However, is your dog at a higher risk than most? Sex may play a role as male dogs commonly suffer more than females. And, this disease typically affects small to medium size dogs rather than larger breeds. In addition, there appears to be a genetic predisposition to the growth of disease as some breeds are more susceptible than others. Is your pooch one of these breeds? Here is a list of breeds that tend to be affected more than average:
• Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
• Fox Terrier
• Boston Terrier
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|