News You Can Use – “…It’s in the Genes”
More recently, the genetics of veterinary cardiac diseases have been much more extensively evaluated. In particular, research has been focused on identifying genetic markers of acquired (adult-onset) disease in an attempt to identify affected and carrier patients prior to breeding age. This has been pioneered by Kate Meurs (DACVIM), DVM PhD, a veterinary cardiologist and now associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State University. Currently available are genetic tests to help screen for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Boxers, Sub-aortic stenosis in Newfoundlands, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Maine Coon and Ragdoll felines. For more specific information regarding these diseases and/or genetic screening contact us today!
Did You Know?
… we recommend that our clients download the PetDesk App so they can keep their pet’s health care right at their fingertips! The app allows users to request and schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, and receive upcoming service reminders. It will even send them a reminder from us when it’s time to visit YOUR office for routine follow-up cardiac care. Contact us today for more information on how PetDesk can make life easier for both you and your clients!