Coosa Creek Cavaliers Heart Clinic
Cardiology Screenings by Dr. Tacy Rupp, Board Certified Cardiologist
Our most recent clinic was held on
September 25, 2020 Heart Clinic -- informative and a success!
Our clinics are typically annual and almost always held at the
Home of Coosa Creek Cavaliers and Juli Polachek Drago
As our Cavaliers age, they become more at risk for Mitral Valve Disease (MVD), an acquired and
progressive disease of the heart which is hereditary to our breed. Research tells us that 50% of Cavaliers
by the age of 5-6 will develop a heart murmur; nearly 100% by the age of 10. It is important to monitor their
heart health regularly. In most cases, your regular veterinarian visit will include an auscultation (careful
listen to) of the heart to monitor the heart sounds for a possible murmur.
At Coosa Creek Cavaliers, my breeding dogs are screened by Dr. Tacy Rupp, board certified
cardiologist, with the hope to limit the risk of "early onset MVD."
Please stay tuned for updates on upcoming Cardiology Clinics with Dr. Rupp.
Our September 25, 2020 Heart Clinic was informative and a success!
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