Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Heart disease

How are heart murmurs diagnosed and treated in dogs?
Common Conditions
How are heart murmurs diagnosed and treated in dogs?
It is common for a vet to hear a heart murmur on routine examination of a healthy dog. This can come as an alarming surprise. But, don't panic. A heart murmur can be present without serious implications and your dog may…
April 22, 2021
Why do cats get blood clots and what are the symptoms?
Cats
Why do cats get blood clots and what are the symptoms?
Blood clot formation in cats is a deadly condition that often strikes cats without warning. Understanding what causes blood clots is key to helping reduce the chances of your cat getting one. Our article today will expla…
April 16, 2021 • 191 shares
Does my cat have heart disease?
Cats
Does my cat have heart disease?
Now there’s a good question! Albeit, not one with an easy answer… Firstly, we should remember that there is a difference between heart disease (a structural or functional change to the heart) and heart failure (a state w…
September 24, 2020 • 79 shares
My vet said my dog has a heart murmur – should I be worried?
Common Conditions
My vet said my dog has a heart murmur – should I be worried?
A heart murmur is a noise related to abnormal blood flow in or out of the chambers of the heart. This is usually only audible with a stethoscope and can be heard in addition to, or instead of, the normal heart beat sound…
July 8, 2020 • 55 shares • 10 comments
Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
Controversial topics
Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
In the first of a new series on “controversial topics”, we asked vet student Joe Dunne to review the evidence on Grain-free foods for dogs, and the potential health issues. Here’s his take on the situation! Pet food manu…
June 23, 2020 • 413 shares • 8 comments
Wikivet
The structure of the heart: everything you didn't know you wanted to know from Wikivet
The heart is probably the most central structure in the body. Arguably, the brain could be said to be "more important" (death is classified technically as absence of brain activity rather than a motionless heart), but fo…
November 27, 2015
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