25th December 2013, 10:22 PM
Dilated Cardiomyopathy - HELP!
Hi, I'm Giulia from Italy and I have a cavalier king charles spaniel whose name is Oliver and he's 4 years old.
Oliver has the dilated Cardiomyopathy, an illness typical of large breeds like Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes and Boxers. Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently. The decreased heart function can affect the lungs, liver, and other body systems.
In Italy there isn't any cavalier with this illness. I need to know if there are other cases in other countries and if the term cell can be used to attend Oliver.