Does your dog have a heart murmur?
If so, he may be eligible for a new study of heart disease! We are enrolling dogs with early heart disease into a clinical trial to measure their activity at home. We will record their activity with a small device (the size of a quarter) that is attached to their collar. Activity will be recorded before, and during treatment with a medication used to treat heart disease.
Requirements: The study will require an outpatient appointment with the cardiology service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Your dog will then wear the collar/activity recording device for two weeks, then for another two weeks after twice-daily medication is started.
Benefits to you: The study will pay $300 towards the cost of an evaluation by the cardiology service and the cost of the medication. The evaluation includes an extensive health screening.
By comparing your pet’s activity before and after addition of the medication, and by comparing activity with that of a similar dog without heart disease, we hope to be able to measure any increase in your pet’s activity and vigor when treated with the medication.
Please contact The Comparative Pain Research Lab or call 513.513.6854