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PDA—Congenital Heart Disease in Dogs

A puppy will sometimes have a heart murmur that is found during its first exam. Some of these murmurs are harmless and go away as the puppy matures. In some cases, the murmur is a sign of a disease called patent ductus arteriosis (PDA). This disease is most commonly seen in the German shepherd.