Dilated cardiomyopathy in boxer puppy of 8 months of age: a case report


  • Rosângela de Oliveira Alves Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Andréa Cintra Bastos Torres Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Matheus Matioli Mantovani Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Severiana Cândida de Mendonça Cunha Carneiro Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Luiz Henrique da Silva Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Hugo Cardoso Martins Pires Veterinário
  • Vivian da Costa Marcon Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Aline Barichello Cerqueira Agência Goiana de Defesa Agropecuária


A female Boxer breed dog, at eight months of age, with 8kg, was taken care in the Veterinary Hospital of the Federal University of Goias with emaciation and breathing difficulty. Cyanotic mucosa, ascites, pulmonary rales, arrhythmias and hypophonesis of heart sounds were observed during clinical examination. Chest X-ray, electrocardiogram and echocardiogram were performed, diagnosing dilated cardiomyopathy. The animal, young enough to manifestation of this disease, was treated and showed a survival of 8 months after the beginning of the treatment.


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ALVES, R. de O., TORRES, A.C.B., MANTOVANI, M.M., CARNEIRO, S.C. de M.C., SILVA, L.H. da, PIRES, H.C.M., MARCON, V. da C. and CERQUEIRA, A.B., 2012. Dilated cardiomyopathy in boxer puppy of 8 months of age: a case report . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 842–845. [Accessed20 April 2024]. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/14395.



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