Category: Owner information

Owner information

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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Health information

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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Health information

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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Heart disease information

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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Owner information

Cats really do love their owners!

Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a recent study of the way domestic cats respond to their owners suggests that the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated. This resonates with our observations that cats are much more relaxed during consultations if their owners are present.

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Ancillary treatments

Cooling coats

Cooling jackets can be an important part of the treatment plan for dogs who overheat in warm weather or during intense exercise.

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Arrhythmias

CAM device

CAM device – a new device for monitoring heart rate and rhythm in cats and dogs whilst they perform normal activities at home.

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