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Epiosde 92 - Cardio Myopathy in dogs and Ruby Scrumptious toy dog walking group

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Released Sat August 8, 2009
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Cardio Myopathy in dogs

We do a twenty four hour halter monitor, which is an ECG that we put on them and it gives us an idea of what the heart is doing; the electrical activity over that twenty four hours.

 - Melanie Powell

We are bombarded with messages about keeping our own hearts healthy, but did you know that dogs can suffer with heart disease too.

Larger breeds are particularly prone to this, and Melanie Powell who works in the Cardiology Department at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Centre runs a clinic offering a screening to breeders and owners. The clinic detects dilated cardio myopathy in dogs, and though the condition can be treated it can't be cured.

Dogs affected should not be bred from. Find out what dilated cardio myopathy is, what the symptoms are, and why it's so important to establish if your dog is affected.

To find out more about dilated cardio myopathy and the clinic visit the University's website.

How do you feel about little dogs? Are you a big fan of small breeds, or maybe are you not so keen? Well whichever you are this interview is for you. Michelle organises the toy dog group Ruby Scrumptious, so if you think toy breeds are terrific you’ll love her, and if your favourite breeds are big breeds, Michelle has something to say to you too. If you've ever made fun of someone with a dog in a stroller, listen up and think again! Owning toy breeds brings its own issues and challenges, which those who've only ever had larger dogs might not have thought of. The Ruby Scrumptious group meets in London, and there are many benefits to dog owners from walking in a group. Find out more at the Ruby Scrumptious site and at the Meet Up site.

Toy dog walking group

It gives some people that might not have the opportunity to walk their dogs safely in London parks the opportunity to come along, make friends and have a lot of fun with their little dogs.

 - Michelle

How do you feel about little dogs? Are you a big fan of small breeds, or maybe are you not so keen? Well whichever you are this interview is for you.

Michelle organises the toy dog group Ruby Scrumptious, so if you think toy breeds are terrific you’ll love her, and if your favourite breeds are big breeds, Michelle has something to say to you too. If you've ever made fun of someone with a dog in a stroller, listen up and think again!

Owning toy breeds brings its own issues and challenges, which those who've only ever had larger dogs might not have thought of.

The Ruby Scrumptious group meets in London, and there are many benefits to dog owners from walking in a group. Find out more at the Ruby Scrumptious site and at the Meet Up site.

News

In the DogCast Radio News you can hear how dog communication hit the headlines recently in contradictory studies.

Plus listen to Kate and Nick with stories about cloned dogs, five legged dogs, why Australian women prefer dogs to men, and how a very special pair of dogs got rehomed in the UK.

Fiction

In our fiction feature The Best Medicine of All, written and read by host Julie, hear how a dog's visit to a care home is the highlight of one man's day.

Training

Host Julie considers what happened when owners try to work each other dogs in training classes - and why was it so humiliating for her?

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