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Heart Murmurs in Cats

Posted by cgoodwin , 22 April 2014 · 7 views

What is cardiomyopathy?
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Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the heart muscle. In cats, three classes of cardiomyopathy have been described: hypertrophic, dilated, and intermediate or restrictive cardiomyopathy. In all classes, the heart disease usually results in...


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Heart Disease - Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Posted by cgoodwin , 21 April 2014 · 10 views

What is cardiomyopathy?
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Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the heart muscle. In cats, three classes of cardiomyopathy have been described: hypertrophic, dilated, and intermediate or restrictive cardiomyopathy. In all classes, the heart disease usually results in...


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Heart Disease in Cats

Posted by cgoodwin , 18 April 2014 · 5 views

What types of heart disease do cats get?
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Heart disease is a serious medical condition in dogs, cats and humans. Cats do not normally develop arteriosclerosis or coronary artery disease, which are both common diseases in humans.

In general terms, heart disease ca...


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Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

Posted by cgoodwin , 17 April 2014 · 14 views

What is the mitral valve?
The heart has four chambers. The upper chambers are called atria (one chamber is called an atrium ) and the lower chambers are called ventricles . The heart is also divided into right and left sides.

"Each chamber of the heart has a one-way valve..."
Each chamber of the heart has a one-way valve to keep blood from flowing b...


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First Aid in Cats

Posted by cgoodwin , 16 April 2014 · 25 views

First Aid in Cats Medical emergencies occur suddenly and without warning. It is important for all cat owners to have a basic understanding of common veterinary medical emergencies and basic first aid for their pet. While no one can be prepared for all emergencies, there are some simple guidelines you should follow and things to look for if your cat seems ill or involved in...


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First Aid for Dogs

Posted by cgoodwin , 15 April 2014 · 22 views

First Aid for Dogs Emergencies come in all forms; automobile accidents, bite wounds, burns, heatstroke, poisoning, seizures, and more.

For a general overview of what constitutes an emergency, and how to handle common crisis situations, refer to our fact sheet on Canine Emergencies.


What is first aid?
First aid is initial treatment given in a medical emergency. Its...


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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Posted by cgoodwin , 14 April 2014 · 12 views

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and a great opportunity for pet owners to brush up on tips from the American Red Cross to keep their animals safe and healthy as we head into spring and summer.


HEAT STROKE
Heat stroke is one of the most common problems pets face in the warmer weather when they are not yet used to the warm temperatures. Pet owner...


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Heartworm Disease in Cats - Testing

Posted by cgoodwin , 11 April 2014 · 33 views

hat is heartworm disease? How does a cat become infected?
Heartworm disease is a parasitic disease that typically affects dogs but can occasionally occur in cats. Heartworm parasites, known by the scientific name of Dirofilaria immitis, are long thin worms that live in the right side of the heart and the pulmonary arteries , the large blood vessels that...


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Heartworm Disease in Cats

Posted by cgoodwin , 09 April 2014 · 51 views

What causes heartworm disease?
Heartworms are a blood-borne parasite called Dirofilaria immitis that reside in the heart or adjacent large blood vessels of infected animals. The female worm is 6 to 14 inches long (15 to 36 cm) and 1/8 inch wide (5 mm). The male is about half the size of the female. Heartworm disease is much more common in dogs.
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Heartworm Disease in Dogs - Testing

Posted by cgoodwin , 08 April 2014 · 61 views

What is heartworm disease? How does a dog become infected?
Heartworm disease is caused by the internal parasite Dirofilaria immitis , better known as the heartworm. These parasites are long thin worms that live in the right side of the heart and the pulmonary arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs. Do...






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