Be careful! The patients of this breed tend to increase their weight over time. The abdomen tends to protrude and displaces cranially the cardiac silhouette, giving the impression of a straighter caudal cardiac margin.
There is a moderate degree of rotation in this image. Sorry!
Look at the caudal margin of the cardiac silhouette: when the left atrium enlarges, the cardiac margin became straight, and it extends dorsally.
There is a moderate degree of rotation in the VD image. The sternum is not perfectly aligned with the thoracic spine. Sorry!
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Rarely it is possible to obtain a nearly perfectly straight image. The patient was so still!