Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs: A Comprehensive Course for Owners
Has your dog recently been diagnosed with mitral valve disease (MVD)? Or perhaps your dog is at higher risk of developing MVD? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We have put together a comprehensive guide, to cover everything that you need to know. This course is written by experienced veterinarians, providing you with information you can rely on when navigating your pet’s heart condition.
Why this course is a must for concerned dog owners
If your dog has been diagnosed with a heart complaint, then you will understandably have a lot of questions. This course is designed to support you and build on the information already provided by your vet. We will help you to digest everything that you need to know, in a self-paced manner.
After completing the course, you should be more confident discussing the treatment options with your dog’s vet, as well as understanding how you can monitor your dog’s condition.
What You’ll Learn
Understanding the canine heart
- Basics of Dog Heart Anatomy: Explore the normal canine heart. Understand how the valves work and what happens when they go wrong
- Understanding Mitral Valve Disease: We explain what this heart condition is and how can affect your dog
Diagnosing mitral valve disease
- Diagnostic tests: We explore the different diagnostic tests that your vet uses to diagnose mitral valve disease. We explain why these tests are performed and what is involved.
Treatment and management
- Treating MVD: Explore the treatment options for MVD in dogs, with explanations about how various medications may help your pet.
- Diet and MVD: We also take a look at a few dietary suggestions that can help your pet with their heart complaint.
Your pet’s prognosis
- MVD prognosis: We explore what the long-term prognosis is for dogs with this condition
- Expertly Crafted Content: Authored by veterinary professionals, you get access to trustworthy and accurate information.
- Practical Tips and Advice: Learn not just the theory but also practical ways to apply your knowledge.
- Lifetime Access: Enrol once and gain access to the course for the rest of your dog’s life, including any updates.
While your vet is always there to support you with your dog’s heart condition, we are here to help too. The amount of information and technical terms associated with this disease can be overwhelming, so we have laid it all out in a logical and self-paced format.
Enrol in our “Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs” course today and take the first step towards understanding how you can help your canine companion.
Note: This course offers a deep dive into mitral valve disease (MVD) in dogs, but it’s essential to remember that it isn’t a substitute for professional veterinary consultations. Always collaborate with your vet to address your dog’s unique health needs.
Course last updated: December 2023
Course written by: Dr Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS
Course checked by: Dr Emma Rogers-Smith BSc(Hons) BA VetMB CertAVP MRCVS