View Full Version : Enlarged heart and congestive heart failure in GSP

08-02-2005, 09:12 AM
I am new here but thought maybe some one might have some insight to my problem. Having had 10 GSP over the last 35 years with little to no health problems, I am now with my 3rd in a row with an enlarged heart and congestive heart failure. All three dogs were brought up on the same food, Purina Pro Plan, all required shots and health care and unlimited exercise time. Has anyone seen a similair pattern developing in this breed or as my vet said "luck of the draw"? 1 was a rescue from a puppy mill, 1 from animal welfare and one from a reputible breeder.

08-04-2005, 04:02 AM
It could be that the breed in your area has had a lot of inbreeding. Otherwise it could be just luck. Next time try to go away from your area to get the same breed. (If you want the same breed). You could ask the breeder if he/she has the same problems in her puppies.