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Keyhole surgery for heart disease in dogs

Some heart diseases in dogs can be treated with keyhole surgery and this minimally invasive approach reduces post-op recovery time. From March 2020 we will be offering these treatments – read more in our latest blog.

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Caregiver burden

It is well known that providing care for a human patient with chronic illness is challenging and, even when the gifts of time, energy, love and care are willingly given, it can cause strain – also known as caregiver burden. We recognise that caregiver burden also occurs in veterinary clients and our latest blog reviews signs and possible coping strategies.

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Clinical research

Clinical research is an important aspect of the work of veterinary specialists where we publish our experience. This month Ruth is proud to be part of a team whose article has been published in the highly regarded Journal of Small Animal Practice.

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Heart valve disease

Heart valve disease a common cause of heart murmurs in middle aged and older small breed dogs. Our latest blog explains more about this condition including links to videos.

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How to take a resting respiratory rate

The resting respiratory (breathing) rate of cats and dogs provides us with valuable information about how well we are controlling their heart disease. This blog describes how to measure your cat or dog’s resting respiratory rate.

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Is heart disease painful in cats?

As pet owners we are concerned about whether our pets are in pain and, if they are, what we can do to help them. Although we know our pets well, recognising signs of pain in animals is a mixture of art and science. Read our blog to learn more about how we identify signs of pain in cats and whether heart disease is painful.

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Heart murmurs in cats

Did you know that 40% of apparently healthy cats in a recent large UK study had an audible heart murmur? Read our latest blog for more information on how we tell which cats have heart murmurs that matter.

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Murmur grading

The grading of heart murmurs can be a source of confusion – it’s logical that a grade 4 sounds worse than a grade 2 but is that always the case? Read our latest blog to find out more.

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Being a vet’s dog

Most sensible dogs don’t like vets. So what happens if you are a vet’s dog? At last I have a forum to vent my angst and share how I get revenge.

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