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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Health testing/Cardiac questions

I am thinking of getting Otis fully health tested. I am hoping to save some money by going to clinics for certain things. Please tell me if you think this list is complete of tests I should run.

Hips
Elbows
CERF (eyes)
Cardiac
Thyroid

Also, when I look at clinics, there seems to be two different tests run for cardiac: echocardiogram and auscultation. What is the difference between my vet listening to his heart and going to a clinic and having an auscultation done? Also, should I go with the echocardiogram since it is more comprehensive?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 07:05 PM
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I think the list is too much....unless your doctor(vet) has indicated they have detect heart, eye, or other abnormalities. Hips and Elbows are a given.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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I would do DM before the cerf/cardiac/thyroid unless as cliff says your vet indicates it.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I saw DM mentioned somewhere else too. I'll look into it. What do you think about testing for vWD? I saw it mentioned on another website.
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