DCM stories

CJ’s Story

by Colleen in Minnesota

Our beloved CJ was a 4-year-old AmStaff/Lab/Boxer/Hound mix who we rescued at 8 months of age. He had been returned to the shelter twice, so we were his third home. I vowed to give him the …

Princeton’s Story

by Roz in Ontario, Canada

Princeton is a 6-year-old Black Russian Terrier who was diagnosed with severe DCM on August 28, 2018. His appetite had decreased, and we went to the vet and started investigating this as he seemed fine …

Odin’s Story

by Diane Denman in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This is the story of PrairieWyn’s Ode To Our Hearts, PTA, NC NI, also known as Odin. Our boy Odin was born February 9, 2015. He was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) when …

Lilly’s Story

by Amy in Franklin, Tennessee

This is Lilly, my 11-year-old Golden girl! In 2018, Lilly was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF), secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

Her DCM was indeed taurine responsive! When we first had her plasma taurine levels …