Warning Signs that Your Shih Tzu has a Heart Problem

People are not the only ones who may suffer from heart issues. This is also a problem that may plague dogs.

However, the signs of heart issues in a canine may not be immediately recognizable and unfortunately, if the condition continues, it could result in death.

Certain breeds are more susceptible to heart disease such as Great Danes, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Cocker Spaniels, and Rottweilers. However, Shih Tzus can also be at risk for heart issues.

What Causes Heart Issues with Shih Tzus?

There are a number of different causes of heart issues in Shih Tzus. Some are more apparent than others. Primary causes include:

  • Old Age
  • Obesity
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Breed

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