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This is a Heart condition.

Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality

What is Cardiomyopathy and Juvenile Mortality?

Characterized by multiple different abnormalities, most notably a rapidly degenerative and enlarged heart, puppies at risk for this disease suffer sudden death between 6-8 weeks of age.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Signs include vomiting, difficulty breathing, pale gum color, twitching/seizures, and sudden death.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs are often first noted at 6-8 weeks of age.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing and clinical signs can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

There is no treatment for this disorder.