On average, a dog's heart pumps 4,000 litres of blood a day.
An adult dog's heart beats between 70 and 160 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 60 to 100 times a minute.
On average, a dog's heart beats 166,000 times per day.
It has been established that people who own pets live longer, suffer less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.1
Heart disease is common in dogs and people. In fact, dogs and people share over 400 ailments and illnesses.
1. Arhant-Sudhir K., et al. (2011) Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol.;38(11):734-738.