Some breeds develop heart disease more often than others.
Boxers and Dobermans pinschers lead the pack as breeds with the most heart disease-related claims, including cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Domestic medium hair cats. Cavalier King Charles spaniels and domestic long hair cats also made the list of breeds likely to suffer from heart disease an umbrella condition that also includes endocardiosis valvular disease and stroke.
Symptoms of heart disease include fluid retention, faster or slower heart rate, weakness, lethargy and weight loss.