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Heart disease usually creeps up

Exhaustion in dogs

Every one of us is exhausted again and again, but what if the exhaustion becomes a constant companion and creeps in more and more often in our daily lives? Did you know that this problem can also affect our beloved quadrupeds? Like humans, dogs can suffer from exhaustion and consequently from heart disease - not without reason, on average, every tenth dog is diagnosed with heart disease. In older dogs, it is usually a common belief that longer walks for your beloved four-legged friend are more stressful than in younger years. In general, exhaustion in your beloved quadrupeds can have various causes. Stupidly we can not exchange with them, however, they can tell us by any sign when they are burnt out and exhausted. However, pay attention to the following signs if you notice changes in the behavior of your dog:

dog has buried its snout in the sand

That's not true, is it?

Who does not know it; it's spring the weather is getting nicer the temperatures are slowly climbing above the twenty degree mark. You and your dog are both good at it, your dog looks at you with his big expectant eyes and both know: it's time to go for some fresh air.

Softly done. Arriving at the park, you throw his favorite ball in the meadow several times, after feeling felt for the twentieth time, you notice that your dog is slowly getting tired. He is exhausted - how should it be otherwise. However, the situation looks very different when you are on your way to the park and you notice that your beloved four-legged friend is already starting to crochet at the beginning of your walk…

  • Your dog may become slower and slower, unable to keep up with your pace and tending to run behind your leg or even stay far behind you.
  • As soon as you slow down, your dog lays down or runs a little ahead, then lies down and crouches until his lord has locked up.
  • Your dog chuckles more often and his tongue hangs far out of his mouth
  • After a walk or a bike ride, your dog then comes to rest very hard makes a nervous or stressed appearance

If you notice the above things increase, it is very important not to wait too long with the vet visit, because if you miss the moment in which you can relieve the exhaustion symptoms with relaxation and breaks, it can quickly become dangerous for your dog .

very exhausted dog hardly keeps eyes open

… what is normal and when will it be dangerous?

You have probably already noticed that your dog moves much slower, the higher the temperatures rise - logical! High temperatures have a great influence on us humans, however, we can tear our clothes off our bodies, which our hairy friends can not do. Your dog wears almost the same coat in winter and summer, so it's no wonder your front leg gets hot very quickly. But if you notice that he's moving more slowly than usual, it's probably because he's overheated. If he starts to torkel, tremble or coughs and spits very strongly, then you best get him some water and bring him to a shady spot.

It can also be dangerous if your dog does not behave as he or she forgets or hides commands over a long period of time.

Heart disease in dogs usually creeps up

Heart disease is either congenital or acquired in the dog. The danger of heart disease is that the symptoms are usually so subtle and unspecific that in most cases they remain unrecognized for a long time. In certain diseases, the heart can compensate well for its reduced performance until it finally leads to fatigue. If the heart is overloaded, increased visible symptoms may occur, such as decreased performance, coughing or faster breathing. In more severe cases, there may even be seizures or shortness of breath. Depending on the type of heart disease, there are other symptoms. Most heart problems in dogs were considered acquired heart disease. Acquired heart diseases include, for example:

  • Mitralendocardiosis: This is an irreversible disease of the connective tissue of the mitral valve
  • Dilatative Cardiomyopathy (DCM): It mainly affects the left ventricle of the heart and results in a malignant enlargement of the heart muscle.
  • The pericardial casting is a fluid accumulation in the pericardium
  • Cardiac neoplasia is the medical term for benign or malignant tumors of the heart
  • Cyanosis is usually manifested by the bluish discoloration of the mucous membranes in the mouth or tongue
  • Heart noise and weak pulse
  • In case of edema, there is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen

What you can do to give your front leg a healthy and hearty life

As already mentioned, heart disease in dogs is either congenital or acquired. The dangerous thing about heart disease is that the symptoms are usually veiled and unnoticeable and thus often remain unrecognized for a long time. To save your four-legged friend a lot of pain, there is an opportunity you can help him to a longer life full of fun and vitality, namely with Cardizoo.

What or who is Cardizoo?

Cardizoo has developed a comfortable and patented utensil for your dog, which ensures that your dog can carry out regular and stress-free health checks without any problems and you are thus always up to date with the state of your dog's health.

Dog wearing cardizoo-belt sitting on the street

User-friendly utensils

The utensil is user-friendly, comfortable and measures both tags and the dog's heart rate at night and can detect possible inconsistencies. Subsequently, the collected data can be discussed with your veterinarian of trust and it can thus detect possible diseases at an early stage and treat them in a timely manner. -You do not have to drag your forelegs to the vet and it does not have to be shaved. Your dog is satisfied, you are satisfied and so are we!

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