Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) is very common in small dogs. About 60-70% of small dogs will be affected with heart disease. Approximately 80% of dog heart disease is due to mitral valve insufficiency.
Dr. Masami Uechi's 95% success rate procedure is a "secret" to most Veterinarians and Cardiologists. Veterinarians' standard of care for dogs with MVD is to "control the symptoms" of heart failure with medication; but this doesn't last leaving dogs to eventually die. Don't believe me? Test it! Ask your Veterinarian if your dog had heart failure and mitral valve regurgitation from MVD what could be done? The devastating news leaves many dog owners helpless and saying "goodbye" to their furbabies too early.
Commonly affected breeds include Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Miniature Poodles, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Schnauzers, Dachshunds, Whippets, and Pomeranians. (**)