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Old July 29th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MaxaLisa View Post
In general, yes, maller lives longer. But there are genetic tendencies in some lines, and many smaller dog will get mitral valve disease. The Cavalier folks are usually most knowlegable about this, as it is very common in their breed:

There are other heart problems too. At 2 years old, to have this advanced heart disease, is so sad. I hope that we get some encouraging news...
I was told by a vet small have joints problem , Marty's knees pop out and he has bronchitis so I sure hope he will not get heart trouble too!
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