Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood around the body. The disease weakens the walls of the heart's chambers. People can develop this disease, but surprisingly, so can hedgehogs. Here are four things hedgehog owners need to know about dilated cardiomyopathy.
What are the signs of dilated cardiomyopathy?
Dyspnea (difficulty breathing) is a sign of dilated cardiomyopathy. If your hedgehog is breathing loudly, making rasping or wheezing noises, or breathing with their mouth open, they are having trouble breathing.
The winter itch – you get it and so might your dog. The cold, dry air, and heating the home with a furnace, can cause your dog's skin to become dry, flaky and very itchy. How do you help your dog get through the winter more comfortably? Here, you will learn a few ways to keep your dog's skin moisturized and itch-free.
Use a Humidifier
Forced air heating systems keep the house warm, but they also strip the moisture out of the home entirely.