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Heart Testing and Breed Schemes

By December 8, 2018News

I was honoured to have been invited to a Bulldog Breed Club meeting today to discuss heart testing in Bulldogs. During the talk, I showed breeders the VCS heart test certificate which is issued following an examination by a veterinary cardiologist (the list of people who can heart test can be found here; We discussed the diseases pulmonic stenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy which cardiologists in the UK diagnose in Bulldogs. Encouraging heart testing may help prevent heart disease in all breeds of dogs and cats.