The May 2009 issue of Fetch the Paper includes an article by SFVS’s Lori Drourr, DVM. A recent addition to the SFVS medical team, Dr. Drourr completed her cardiology residency training at Texas A&M University and brings to SFVS a strong foundation in the management and care of congenital and acquired cardiac disease. Her Fetch article, titled “Heart Health Going to the Dogs,” covers the basics of canine heart disease, reviews treatment options, and offers suggestions for keeping your pup heart-healthy.
When it comes to heart disease and your pet, regular visits to your veterinarian can make all the difference. During an examination, a veterinarian may detect signs pointing to heart disease, such as an irregular heart rhythm or a heart murmur. Early detection is key to learning about longterm prognosis and management. If your dog is a breed that is more likely to have heart problems, your veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary cardiologist for breed screening at an early age.
Read the full article: Heart Health Going to the Dogs (PDF)