Dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs refers to a disease characterized by an enlarged heart that fails to function correctly, according to petMD. Both the upper and lower chambers become enlarged to differing degrees, affectin... More »

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Lifestyle changes that may improve an enlarged heart include losing excess body fat, quitting smoking, engaging in modest exercise, limiting salt in the diet and monitoring blood pressure, states Mayo Clinic. Getting eig... More »

A doctor treats an enlarged heart with medication first, then with medical devices or surgery if needed, according to Mayo Clinic. The exact treatment depends on the condition causing the enlargement of the heart. More »

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Dogs can get Lyme disease, according to petMD. Ticks transmit the disease, and it appears to affect younger dogs more than older dogs. Dogs in the upper Midwest and on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts get Lyme disease mor... More »

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Cushing's disease manifests in dogs as increased urination, thirst, hunger and panting, according to petMD. Obesity, hair loss, lowered energy levels and insomnia are also common. Female unspayed dogs may no longer go in... More »

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The normal blood sugar levels for dogs range between 75 and 120 micrograms, according to petMD. Blood sugar levels above this normal range may indicate hyperglycemia. Levels below this normal range may indicate hypoglyce... More »

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Dermatitis is common rash condition in dogs that occurs from contact with an allergen or contaminant, according to petMD. Common symptoms of dermatitis include bumps on the neck, chest and abdomen, as well as severe itch... More »

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