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The dog may be given oxygen therapy, nitrates, and cage rest. When your pet has regained stability, it will be scheduled for surgery as soon as possible. It is safe to perform this operation on puppies as young as seven to eight weeks of age, but pets with right to left shunting PDA should never have surgical correction.
Dogs with a normal left to right PDA shunt can be treated normally after they have been allowed two weeks to recover from their surgical correction.
Because this trait is genetically transmitted, dogs that have had a PDA should not be bred. The best way to avoid this is to have your pet spayed or neutered, and to make sure that you know your dog's hereditary history.
Pertaining to the lungs
A record of body structures using an x-ray
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
Moving downward or toward the end
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
The name of the main artery that starts in the left ventricle of an animal's four chamber heart.
A large blood vessel that transports blood out of the heart.
Deviating from the normal; not typical.
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.