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Congenital heart disease - patent ductus arteriosus Owner Factsheet

Patent ductus arteriosus is one of the more common congenital heart defects in dogs. The condition is often discovered in apparently healthy dogs by a vet during a routine examination (such as before vaccination).

If your vet identifies a heart murmur in your puppy it is essential to have further investigation to establish the cause of the murmur so that appropriate treatment can be given early.

What is a patent ductus arteriosus?

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How would I know if my dog has a patent ductus arteriosus?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Can patent ductus arteriosus be treated?

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