Heart and Blood: Heart Medicine

Dog Heart Medicine; Principle of Therapy

Canine heart medicine is selected and then administered according to a confirmatory diagnosis reached by a veterinarian. Other factors in the selection of particular medicine includes age, breed, weight, severity, anatomical and over all physiological status of patient.

Treating a dog heart condition is specifically based upon a logic; a prescribed heart medicine should be capable of maintaining and correcting various abnormalities which are caused by canine heart disease. Standards for a canine heart medicine's action may include different patterns, such as:

Above mentioned principles are the base for successful canine heart treatment, not only in dogs, but also in other animals and humans as well. Dog heart medicine, therefore is selected on the basis of these principles.

Types of Heart Medicine:

There are numerous direct or indirect canine heart medicines available, which are administered in accomplishing the aforementioned goals/principles of therapy. A number of drugs and therapeutics have been researched and tested for treating the conditions caused by dog heart diseases,

The following are the most commonly used dog heart medicines today:


Almost all canine heart medicines are only administered after a clear and confirmed diagnosis. Also, the route, frequency and dosage is also decided on the basis of the health, age, breed, weight and overall status of the patient. It is always required that dog owners consult a veterinarian for treatment of canine heart conditions. Improper selection and administration of drugs can leave a dog with severe toxicity and a medical emergency, such as shock, coma and sudden death.