Mass. Veterinary  Cardiology Services, Inc.
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LOCATIONS: Agawam, MA • South Deerfield, MA
(413) 734-1292

Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral valve disease is a condition whereby the mitral valve thickens and degrades overtime. A leak in the valve also develops as the valve can no longer close properly. While this is a common older age disease, there are certain breeds which are predisposed to developing it at a higher rate and younger age.

Breeds predisposed to mitral valve disease are typically screened by auscultation and should be ausculted at least annually if not every 6 months.

Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahuas, and Norfolk Terrier.

Mass. Veterinary Cardiology Services, Inc., 305 Suffield St., Agawam, MA 01001 • Tel: (413) 734-1292 • Fax: (413) 372-5127

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