According to a recent study, conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, dogs that were born in the Summer from June to August were more prone to heart disease than dogs born other months. The study was published in the “Scientific Reports” last week. The study hints that the reason might be an outdoor air pollution.
For breeds that are anyway genetically predisposed to heart disease, the months when they are born didn’t make a significant difference. On the other hand, the breeds that are not genetically predisposed to a cardiovascular disease but born in the month of July had a more frequent diagnosis of heart disease.
The study showed that, in general, dogs have 0.3-2% risk of cardiovascular disease, but the team of researcher found that dogs born in July have 74% higher risk of heart disease.
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