Pacemaker donations for dogs

Every species requires a beating heart to live, and that heartbeat must maintain a certain rhythm to perform its vital task. In the 1980s, veterinary cardiologists began using pacemakers in canine patients for just this purpose.

But pacemakers can be too expensive for many dog owners.

There are now programs where you can designate your pacemaker to be donated after you no longer need it to a veterinary facility to be refurbished and used to extend the life of someone’s precious canine companion.

It’s one more way you could extend love and help a dog and its people who are in need.


Here’s an article about pacemaker donation, with contact information!


I find this very exciting!

Many in my family have a genetic heart condition, and several of us have pacemakers and/or defibrillators. How fantastic to be able to save a life by donating a pacemaker after it’s no longer needed! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: