The Meaning of “Failure” When the Vet Says “Heart Failure”

The vet says your dog has heart failure, and you assume it means death is imminent. After all, if the heart “fails,” death ensues. Don’t panic. The term heart failure, short for congestive heart failure, means the heart is failing gradually, not that it has stopped working altogether. A normal canine (or human) heart pumps […]
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