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Cardiology

Control Dog Recruitment: Impact of Spontaneous Heart Disease on Activity in Dogs

Description: We are comparing the daily activity level of healthy dogs with the activity of previously recruited dogs with heart disease.

Eligibility: Potential control dogs will have general good health with no limping, good body condition, must either have NO heart murmur or less than Grade II/VI murmur and be matched with the following traits.

Control dogs needed:

Breed Age Range (years) Weight Range (pounds) Uses Stairs* Children/Other Dogs
Spaniel 8.6-14.6 18-29 yes no/no
Poodle/
Poodle Mix
10.1-16.1 18-27 yes yes/yes

*Does he/she use stairs on a regular basis?

Study Design: Dogs that match our needs will receive a health screening to include a physical examination, blood work (CBC/Chemistry panel/Thyroid test/Urinalysis) and chest x-rays. Your dog will wear a small activity monitor on their collar for about 15 days and you will be asked to complete some short questionnaires.

Financial incentive: Dogs that match our needs will get FREE health screening to include a physical examination, blood work (CBC/Chemistry panel/Thyroid test/Urinalysis) and chest x-rays.

Contact: Comparative Pain Research Lab (email cvm_cprl@ncsu.edu or call: 919-513-6854) or Clinical Studies Core (email: ccmtr_csc@ncsu.edu or call:919-513-6384).

For additional information visit the study study website.

Page last updated December 02, 2013