We have prepared this set of information sheets and made them available on line for two main reasons:
- Firstly, it is helpful before the surgery if you can peruse the appropriate sheet for your pet, so that any questions/concerns you may have can be dealt with either on admission or at discharge time
- Secondly, the vet or vet nurse who has discharged your pet after his/her procedure has a myriad of things to cover, and it is always helpful to have a ready source of confirmatory information to hand. Clients will usually be furnished with a hard copy of the post op advice sheets, but these can get mislaid on occasion, so again it is helpful to have them online to refer to!
Remember, do please voice any concerns you have about your pets’ operation or the care afterwards. We are here to help!
Monitoring Cardiac Function
There are some simple measurements you can take at home which can provide early warning of a destabilisation of otherwise stable heart disease, or indeed to monitor improvements with intervention treatments. These are useful to detect early signs of volume overload (fluid retained in the circulation) or pulmonary congestion. If detected promptly we can take action, improving quality of life and fine-tuning any therapies for the comfort of the pet. Thanks to our client Leanne McCoubrie for designing the form.