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Heartworm: Worth an Ounce of Prevention

Back in July we had the pleasure of meeting Darcy, an adorable 2 year-old Collie. She was fresh off the plane from South Korea where her new owner, an Oregon-based veterinarian, had fallen in love with her sweet personality! During Darcy’s stateside health screening, x-rays showed her heart was bigger than normal, and she tested […]

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Collaboration: Partners in Heart Health

“I’m Loving It”, “Just Do It”, “Have It Your Way”… The world is full of buzzwords. But when you get down to it, what do they really mean? When Cardiology Northwest joined the Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego in 2014 we were presented with the unique opportunity to rethink everything. As a team, we […]

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Diagnostic Toolbox: Holter Monitor

We’ve all been there. Your car starts with a strange hitch every day for a week, but the morning you visit the mechanic it fires right up. Your toddler coughs up a storm all night long, but seems right as rain in the pediatrician’s exam room. Your dog has an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) during […]

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Quality of Life Assessment: Is it “the right time?”

Throughout our pets’ lifetimes we give them everything– our time, energy, attention, and sometimes even the food off our plates! Most importantly we give them all the love in our hearts. The final gift we are able to give our furry family members is peace. The decision to euthanize is one of the most difficult […]

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5 Myths About Heart Disease in Animals

Whether we learned it through health class, the media, or experiences in our own lives we generally have a good idea of what keeps our hearts healthy! We know that lifestyle choices like not smoking, eating a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding stress greatly reduce our chances of acquiring heart disease. When we hear […]

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Diagnostic Toolbox: Echocardiogram

How often have you looked at your dog or cat and thought “If only I knew what was going on inside your head?” This inability to communicate is especially frustrating when our furry family members aren’t feeling well. They can’t tell us when they’re feeling under the weather. They count on us and regular check-ups […]

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Calling All Big Hearts!

For over 30 years Cardiology Northwest has proudly partnered with local rescue and non-profit organizations such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, Cat Adoption Team (C.A.T.) and Lovers Not Fighters. Collaborating with countless rescues, volunteers and veterinarians, Dr. Wood has managed the cardiac care of many pets who had seemingly run out of options. There […]

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Diagnostic Toolbox: Cardiopet proBNP

Veterinary cardiologists like Dr. Wood rely on an array of diagnostic tests to identify and manage pets’ cardiac disease. Through regular ultrasounds of the heart, chest x-rays, and lab work, a cardiac specialist can monitor your pet’s cardiac status and make adjustments to the treatment plan as necessary. What if your pet has never showed […]

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Emergency 101: Where , When & Why

As a practicing board certified cardiologist, Dr. Wood wants all pet owners to understand one thing: sometimes despite your best efforts, your pet’s cardiac status will change suddenly. Recognizing the signs, and having a plan in place before an emergency occurs, could make all the difference in your furry family member’s ongoing cardiac care. There […]

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Proud Partner of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Since their inception in 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind has trained world-class service dogs to aid individuals who are blind and visually impaired across North America. Guide dogs are provided at no cost to the individual after graduating from an intensive training program, which starts with socialization within days of birth. Guide dogs provide […]

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