The Difference Between Heartworm Treatments

The Difference Between Heartworm Treatments My friend is fostering a dog through a rescue and the dog is heartworm positive. I was wondering what is involved in slow kill treatment for dogs with heart worms? This rescue seems to be preferring the slow kill treatment while the foster is unsure of the slow kill treatment. … Read more

Syncope Videos Cardiac Arrhythmia Suspends Blood Flow To Brain

Syncope Videos Cardiac Arrhythmia Suspends Blood Flow To Brain These images animate but it takes a minute or two, then they are smoother.  Hallmarks of Syncope: Blue tongue while down Very short events They get up pretty fast Eyes don’t dart back and forth They don’t chew or paddle

Heart Murmurs in Dogs

I will be pulling down some statistics from private practice. Kind of like “what I see“ and I am not going to go back to some literature of global norms. Heart Murmurs in Dogs A heart murmur “happens” when one of the valves in a dogs heart doesn’t fit. So it leaks, and that makes … Read more

Blood Pressure In Veterinary Medicine These Days

Blood Pressure In Veterinary Medicine These Days Vets Notes Checking blood pressure isn’t as difficult as it once was. Central venous pressures are still being run, but there’s also a way to use a Doppler and a blood pressure cuff. In the following document I uploaded for my future reference, it’s discussing everything from how … Read more

Positive Inotropes In Canine Medicine

Positive Inotropes In Canine Medicine Medicines that cause the heart to beat more forcefully, and with a more regular rhythm. This article is fully annotated and I didn’t write it, obviously. How smart do you think I am? This is on here for my ready reference and hence, appears in my Vet Notes section. https://drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Positive-Inotropes-Pharmacology-Merck-Veterinary-Manual-1.pdf