Cardiology

Grain-free pet food sales declining after FDA alerts

Ongoing concerns in the veterinary industry about dilated cardiomyopathy related to grain-free pet food have resulted in steadily declining sales for grain-free pet food manufacturers.

How to hit heartworms hard

From diagnostics to treatment to the dangers of pet travel, get the latest on heartworm issues for veterinary teams and clients right here.

Veterinary symposium reveals latest heartworm research

American Heartworm Society promises to soon share educational highlights from its 16th Triennial Heartworm Symposium.

Caring for cats with cardiomyopathies

Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Meg Sleeper outlines everything you need to know about the three types of primary feline cardiomyopathy you may encounter in your practice.

Letters to dvm360: Sounding off on DCM dilemma

Our columnist argued that pet insurance should have paid for an ultrasound diagnostic for an asymptomatic dog on a grain-free diet at risk for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Readers disagree about whats called for when.

New screening method may help detect heart disease in cats

Veterinarians were 100% successful at diagnosing severe heart disease in asymptomatic cats with a focused cardiac ultrasound, according to a recent Morris Animal Foundation-funded study.