Cardiovascular disease is one of the top ten causes of death in cats and dogs. Recently, the weather is hovering around 20 degrees Celsius, plus a few rainy days. At this time, it often causes vasoconstriction, blood pressure instability, and slow blood flow due to temperature difference and humidity changes.
– High risk group for cardiovascular disease –
- Congenital inheritance: especially for small dog breeds such as Chihuahua, Toy Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier and Pomeranian; for cats, they are Persian cats, British and American shorthair, Ragdoll and Scottish Fold, etc.
- Always eat salty foods
– Symptoms –
- Initial symptoms: decreased activity level, decreased appetite, cough and gasp etc.
- Severe symptoms: difficulty in breathing, severe coughing and gasping, fainting etc.
In general, doctors will provide medicines for pets with high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease to improve their blood circulation. However, vasoconstriction may lead to less effectiveness of the medicines, so it is an important step to build up a healthy foundation for our beloved pets and strengthen their heart function.