Healthy Hearts


Your dog’s heart is just like yours. It is a four-chambered pump made of muscle. The four chambers are separated by heart valves, which ensure that blood can only flow in one direction.

A healthy, happy dog needs a healthy heart. In order to understand what happens when things go wrong, it is important to understand how a healthy heart works.

The heart is part of the circulatory system, along with the lungs and blood vessels. Just like in humans, a dog’s heart acts like a pump to drive the circulation of the blood around the body. With each heartbeat, it delivers blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all the vital organs and tissues, keeping the dog fit and healthy.

Facts about heart disease brochure

Learn more about canine heart disease…and help protect your dog’s heart.