Heart

Warning signs your pet’s not healthy (or happy)


Warning signs of pain and discomfort aren’t always easy to spot in our pets. Though they are sentient beings that experience the same discomforts we do; cold, heat, hunger and pain they hide their pain far more effectively than humans. That’s because in the wild, an ill or injured animal is vulnerable to attack, so […]



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Congestive heart failure for pet owners


Congestive heart failure in animals is not something most pet owners understand right off; you’re not veterinarians and discussing cardiac disease can be like speaking a foreign language. Your veterinarian knows you didn’t go to veterinary school, so when it comes to topics like congestive heart failure, the fancy clinical terms might not make any […]



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Heart disease and pets: how you can help


Heart disease is usually associated with human beings and many pet owners don’t realise their pets are at risk too. In fact, its one of the most common illnesses we see in companion animals. All breeds can be affected – though some are genetically pre-disposed – and the incidence increases dramatically with age. February is […]



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Ultrasound: new heart help for your pet


Heart disease in pets is more common than most people think. At Country Animal Clinic we have the expertise to take ultrasound images of your pet’s heart. This gives us a greater chance of correctly diagnosing your pet’s heart ailment. This technique is called an echo-cardiogram or echo for short. How does an echo-cardiogram help […]



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Heart disease: please check your pet


Heart disease is one of the most common illnesses we see in companion animals. All breeds can be affected and the incidence increases dramatically with age. It’s heart month. Now is the perfect time to have your pet checked by your vet. Here’s what you need to know: Large breed dogs (especially Dobermans and Boxers) are predisposed to what […]



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