Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs: does size matter?

@article{Parker2012MyxomatousMV,
  title={Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs: does size matter?},
  author={Heidi G Parker and Paul Kilroy-Glynn},
  journal={Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={19-29}
}
Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most commonly diagnosed cardiovascular disease in the dog accounting for more than 70% of all cardiovascular disease in dogs. As are most canine diseases with genetic underpinnings, risk of MMVD is greatly increased in a subset of breeds. What is uncommon is that the vast majority of the breeds at elevated risk for MMVD are small or toy breeds with average adult weights under 9 kg. These breeds appear to have little in common other than their… CONTINUE READING
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