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Cheyenne’s Story

by Tera Weidendorf in Minnesota

This is my girl Cheyenne. She is 3/4 Newfoundland and 1/4 Labrador. I brought her home when she was 3 months old. Our story of diet-associated heart disease unfolded when she was 5 years old.

Cheyenne …

Theo’s Story

by Samantha Ganey, Elkins Park, Pa.

This is Theo, my beloved Goldendoodle. In March of 2019, when Theo was 7 months old, he went in for an echocardiogram after an abnormal EKG report for his pre-op before neutering. The echo …

Wally’s Story

by Lara Day, DVM

This is Wally, my itty bitty pocket Pittie. His DNA test says he is 7/8 American Staffordshire Terrier and 1/8 American Bulldog. To me, he is 100% pure love. Wally will be 4 years old on …

Bailey’s Story

by Martha Martin in Memphis, Tenn.

This is Bailey, our sweet Labrador Retriever. As I write this, it is February 21, 2019, and Bailey is 9 years old. Our veterinary cardiologist is in another city and I just returned home …

Scarlett’s Story

by Bridgett Mitchell, DVM

Meet Scarlett, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu who presented at my clinic in March 2018 in complete heart failure. There are many stories of dogs succumbing to diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). On behalf of Scarlett’s owner, I …

Good Canine Nutrition Demands Good Science

by Kim Skibbe, DVM
An unfortunate evolution in mainstream dog food

Our knowledge of canine nutrition has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. Our ability to treat and in some cases manage or even prevent disease through …

Oliver’s Story

by Julie Carter in New Jersey

On August 3, 2018, we lost our beloved Oliver to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). He had just turned 4 years old. He was my hero, my heart dog and my best friend. He was also a proud …

Shuvee’s Story

by Adam and Jessica in Rochester, Wa.

This was our baby girl, Shuvee, who we lovingly called Punkin Head. Shuvee was a well-bred Bloodhound and a very promising working dog in search and rescue (SAR) training. She came to us …