Category Archives: Cardiology

Everyday Medicine: Heart disease grading scale for dogs

An infographic outlining the four stages of canine heart disease

“Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include fecal examination and vomiting or regurgitation. Today’s post focuses on the scale used by AMC cardiologists to define the severity of heart failure. The veterinary

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Pumps and Valves: February is American Heart Month

In February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and candy hearts. February also focuses on another type of heart – the one beating inside your chest! This is American Heart Month, raising awareness of heart disease. Both dogs and cats get heart disease, but the common type in each species is different. Cats’ hearts have

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