Mitral Valve Surgery Recovery

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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Update on Post-Op Activity

Update on Post-Op Activity

Remember that you have made an incredible journey by choosing open-heart surgery for your beloved dog, so please take care of the repaired valve as best as you can so that you can enjoy a lifetime with it!

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Stem Cell Therapy

Clinique Veterinaire Bozon has recently begun offering Stem Cell Therapy for treatment of various diseases, among them, heart failure.  Stem cell therapy improves the recovery of dogs undergoing open-heart surgery. 

In France, stem cells come from the laboratory Stem-T, which is located close to the clinic to ensure the "freshness" of cells injected. 

Read more for the main benefits of stem cell injections.

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Post-Surgical Strategies for Restricting Activity

Post-Surgical Strategies for Restricting Activity

Whether your dog has undergone Mitral Valve Repair surgery, or any number of other surgeries that require a period of activity restriction in order to recover, it can be difficult to control their energy level and normal habitual activities.   Here are some strategies for success.

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