Managing Your Dog’s Condition

Although there is no cure for the common causes of heart failure in dogs, there are treatments available that can greatly improve and extend your dog’s life.


If your dog has been diagnosed with heart failure and clinical signs are visible, it is likely that your veterinarian will recommend a treatment program. It is likely that your dog will be put on long-term medication after being diagnosed with heart failure, so your visits to the veterinarian may need to be more frequent at first. However, once your dog’s condition has stabilised with treatment, you can expect to resume a more regular and potentially less frequent visit schedule.


The objective of successful treatment is to make your dog feel better and live longer, while minimising unexpected problems and emergency visits. If your dog’s condition changes noticeably at any time, you should consult your veterinarian immediately.