Veterinarian says heart disease is prevalent in dogs

07/20/2010 | United Press International

About 11% of the 75 million U.S. dogs suffer from heart disease, and that figure grows to 60% among older canines and certain breeds, according to a veterinarian with the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour. "By emphasizing the importance of annual veterinary examinations and early diagnosis of heart disease, we hope to help more dogs live longer and better lives," the veterinarian said.

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