Canine Heart Disease: Causes and Cures…

The Darcy Fund

Named for Darcy, a six-year-old tricolor Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who succumbed to CVD (Chronic Valvular Disease) in 2006 and established by his owners, Kim and Jerry Thornton in conjunction with the Charitable Trust.

Approximately 11% of dogs seen by veterinarians have some form of heart disease, according to John Rush, DVM, board certified cardiologist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Small and medium size dogs that are middle-aged or older are most commonly affected by CVD, including Cavaliers, dachshunds, chihuahuas, poodles and papillons.

Specify “Darcy Fund” when making your tax-deductible donation.