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Animal Kidney and Heart Disease Treatment Martinsville IN

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.

Animal Hospital-Martinsville
(765) 349-7387
392 S Main St
Martinsville, IN

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Foley, Sarah, Dvm - College Mall Veterinary Hosp
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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College Mall Veterinary Hospital
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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College Mall Veterinary Hosp
(812) 334-1400
4517 E Morningside Dr
Bloomington, IN

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Williamson Emily Dvm
(317) 422-5255
751 N Road 700 W
Bargersville, IN

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Country Critters Veterinary
(317) 996-2727
125 S Chestnut St
Monrovia, IN

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Neuter Scooter
(812) 332-7525
3789 E Bethel Ln
Bloomington, IN

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Cox, Mary Alice, Dvm - Bloomington Veterinary Hosp
(812) 339-6115
115 N Smith Rd
Bloomington, IN

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Good Shepherd Veterinary Services
(317) 422-8448
250 S State Road 135
Bargersville, IN

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Miller, Robert D, Dvm - Arlington Heights Veterinary
(812) 332-6955
4515 W Arlington Rd
Bloomington, IN

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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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