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|
*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.
For additional information visit the study study website.
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