Dr. Phil Fox, Animal Medical Center

Cardiology

Heart Healthy Tests for Pets

February 13, 2014

In addition to being National Pet Dental Health Month, February is American Heart Month. Veterinary patients suffer from heart disease, although coronary artery disease, which is common in people, doesn’t occur in dogs and cats. Even so, cardiologists at The Animal Medical Center use a variety of diagnostic tests to determine if their patients have … Continue reading Heart Healthy Tests for Pets

Sidney the Cat Goes “Red” to Educate Owners About Feline Heart Disease

February 27, 2012

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common form of heart disease in humans is coronary artery disease. This disease causes the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle to become blocked, resulting in a heart attack. To raise awareness of heart disease in women, the Go Red for … Continue reading Sidney the Cat Goes “Red” to Educate Owners About Feline Heart Disease

Heartworm Prevention

March 24, 2011

Are heartworms becoming resistant to preventive medications? This week marks the first day of spring and for many dogs and cats, spring means a trip to the veterinarian’s office for a heartworm test and renewal of a prescription for heartworm prevention. To help me address the timely topic of “heartworm disease,” I invited a recognized … Continue reading Heartworm Prevention