Springtime Dangers

We can all rejoice now that Spring is upon us! We can get out in our gardens and mow the lawns, or enjoy a drink in the sun! However, Springtime means more to us at Hook Vets than sunshine and freshly cut grass. Spring also carries a whole host of medical emergencies for us to cope with.
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The Heart of The Matter – Canine Heart Disease

Research shows that approximately 10% of all dogs have some form of heart disease. It may be of no surprise that the incidence of heart disease increases with age. Heart disease may be congenital (present from birth) or acquired (develops during the course of the dog’s life.) Early diagnosis combined with appropriate treatment and management greatly increases the dog’s opportunity to live a more normal life therefore a diagnosis of heart disease does not need to cause panic. Common signs of heart disease can include: Coughing. Changes in breathing patterns such as shortness of breath or labored breathing. Changes in
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