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Nicki
31st October 2010, 10:35 PM
this is a good explanation of PDA

http://www.heartydog.co.uk/diseases/en/patent_arteriosus.shtml

Karlin
1st November 2010, 02:49 AM
Thanks for that; one for the library. I didn't know cavaliers were one of the most affected breeds.

Nicki
1st November 2010, 08:28 AM
No it's something we don't hear very much about - and actually I have only heard of three Cavaliers over the years diagnosed with this, not sure if it is more prevalent in other countries?

I think if they are only mildly affected it would only be picked up by a cardiologist anyway. Sadly the more severe cases have a very poor prognosis without the surgery - and don't usually make it beyond their 1st birthday.

It is hereditary so affected dogs should not be bred on from.


Just something to be aware of...