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Animal Kidney and Heart Disease Treatment Hernando MS

Information that veterinarians provide to clients will help the owners recognize disease symptoms and increase compliance with veterinary directions when managing the disease. Two-thirds of dogs and more than half of cats suffering from cardiac disease have concurrent diseases.

Coldwater Animal Hospital
(662) 622-7673
457 Commerce St
Coldwater, MS

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Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

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De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

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DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

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Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

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Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

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Senatobia Animal Hospital
(662) 562-9611
15783 Highway 4 E
Senatobia, MS

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(901) 754-4940
2185 S Germantown Rd
Germantown, TN

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Managing Concurrent Kidney and Heart Disease

The first step in controlling a patient’s kidney or heart condition is a reliance on the owner’s detection of a clinical problem. Cardiology and kidney specialists suggest preparing clients whose pet has a high risk of disease before symptoms begin–even running blood work or genetic testing if it applies.

Information that veterinarians provide to clients will help the owners recognize disease symptoms and increase compliance with veterinary directions when managing the disease. Two-thirds of dogs and more than half of cats suffering from cardiac disease have concurrent diseases.

Because a large number of kidney and heart disease patients are of an advanced age, it’s not uncommon for a patient being treated for one disease to develop the other, a situation that takes a vigilant veterinarian and dedicated owner to manage.

“Once we have a diagnosis and the client understands the disease and necessity to follow up, the biggest obstacle is the owner’s financial commitment,” says Megan King, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM (cardiology) of the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services in Langhorne, Pa.
“For much of heart disease there may not be a substantial cost, but as the pet deals with more advanced disease and congestive heart failure, the cost can become more significant, especially when considering kidney disease as well.”

Because of financial hurdles, veterinarians may be restricted in treating some of their heart and kidney disease patients. This factor makes prev...

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