Health Testing News - Hearts

On 05 November 2016, Hamish and Nena attended a heart clinic in Canberra with Dr Niek Beijerink DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) from the University of Sydney.

Nena's heart was found to be clear on auscultation with no evidence of heart disease.

Hamish had an echocardiogram performed to check the progress of his asymptomatic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).  This condition was discovered by Niek during Hamish's heart exam in 2014.  We were pleased to find that Hamish's condition is stable with no further development.

Our dogs generally attend heart clinics every 2 to 3 years. I consider continued testing as our dogs age to be important as some conditions, such as DCM, tend to have a late onset and may not be present in earlier examinations.  You can read more information on the main heart conditions which may be found in Pyrs on my Health Issues page.