PetPace is a crucial tool for monitoring vital signs for Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD) in dogs, including pulse rate, HRV, respiratory rate, activity score, posture changes, Wellness score, Health Profile deviations, and sleep quality.
This aids in early detection and effective management, improving the quality of life for affected dogs.
What is Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD)?
Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD), also known as myxomatous mitral valve disease, is a common heart condition in dogs that causes thickening and gradual dysfunction of the mitral valve.
This valve regulates blood flow between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart. The disease may progress over time, leading to the enlargement of the heart and, ultimately, heart failure.
What are the common symptoms of Mitral Valve Disease in dogs?
In the early stages of Mitral Valve Disease, no symptoms may be evident, except for a murmur detected by a veterinarian during a physical exam. As the disease progresses, dogs may exhibit exercise intolerance, coughing, fast or labored breathing, restlessness, and decreased appetite.
Which dog breeds are more frequently affected by Mitral Valve Disease?
Mitral Valve Disease is seen more frequently in smaller breeds, including Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dachshunds, Miniature Poodles, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Schnauzers, Whippets, Pomeranians, Pekingese, Fox Terrier, and Yorkshire Terriers.
How can PetPace assist in managing Mitral Valve Disease?
PetPace Health 2.0 can aid in the early detection and management of Mitral Valve Disease, as well as monitoring for deterioration.
Features include tracking increased pulse rate, decreased HRV (Heart Rate Variability), increased respiratory rate, decreased activity score, changes in posture routine, decreased Wellness score, deviations from the Health Profile, and decreased sleep score.
Why is early detection and monitoring important in managing Mitral Valve Disease?
Early detection and continuous monitoring are crucial in managing Mitral Valve Disease, as they enable timely intervention and disease management.
PetPace’s monitoring capabilities allow pet owners and veterinarians to identify potential issues early, facilitating effective disease management and improving the overall quality of life for the affected dog.