Sarah's blog - Heart disease information

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. Published on: 23rd January 2020
A recent report has shown that owning a dog is associated with a longer life and also a better recovery from heart attacks and strokes. Read more on our blog page. Published on: 2nd January 2020
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. Published on: 2nd December 2019
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. Published on: 22nd November 2019
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. Published on: 14th November 2019
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. Published on: 30th October 2019
CAM device - a new device for monitoring heart rate and rhythm in cats and dogs whilst they perform normal activities at home. Published on: 15th June 2019
Recently there has been a lot of publicity about a possible link between grain free diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) – this recent article aims to sort the facts from the fiction. Published on: 14th May 2019