Japan Pet Taxi Service

Japan Pet Taxi Service

While traveling to Japan for my surgery I used a wonderful pet taxi service called  Yako doghouse that specializes in picking up pets and families from local airports (Haneda and Narita)

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Dr. Dan Brockman and Poppy Bristow (RVC) interview

We had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Dan Brockman and Dr. Poppy Bristow, the well-known veterinary cardiac surgeons at The Royal Veterinary College in the UK who have demonstrated great success in Mitral Valve Repair for dogs suffering with MVD. We wanted you to meet the team and here some of the latest announcements they had about their program. Please enjoy part 1 of our discussions where our two favorite UK surgeons explain how they came to specialize in this mitral valve repair procedure. Current success rates to date are around eighty five percent.

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MVD Studies From Around the Country

MVD Studies From Around the Country

Virginia Tech and Auburn University are enrolling dogs in studies to further research in the area of Mitral Valve Disease.  If you are opting not to have surgery to correct the mitral valve defect, these could be options for your dog and would help further research in this very important area for our community!

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Turgon's Surgery Story

Turgon's Surgery Story

Today is a special day for me and my family. One year ago today we received a devastating news as our friend had mitral valve disease (MVD) at a very advanced stage (5/6 murmur, dilated atrium and ruptured chords). How it could be possible? He went from nothing to probably one year left. Our cardiologist was, as I was, aware of the surgery.  When I asked about it she did not agree and finally added 'It depends on the size of your pocket'. This was the last time we went to see her.

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Lessons From Zoey's One Year Checkup

Lessons From Zoey's One Year Checkup

Zoey’s one year checkup was done October 28th 2017.  Zoey’s cardiologist (Dr. Hodge) was a bit worried Zoey’s left ventricle and left atrium (LV/LA) numbers were increasing after each checkup.  According to Dr. Hodge, Zoey’s pressure and her regurgitation were shown to be the same since having her surgery a year ago.  Naturally We were concerned about the increasing values and sent the records off to Dr. Sabine and Dr. Uechi to review them.

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