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health information ..........
Health Test your Dobermann.
All dogs / puppies should be microchipped.
Scottish dog owners will be required by law to have their pets’ microchipped by April 2016 in a bid to reduce the number of lost and abandoned dogs.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed compulsory microchipping would come into force in April 2016 - the same time as the measure is introduced in England and Wales.
VwD type 1 –
About the disease - https://www.vetgen.com/canine-vwd1.html
Order a testing kit - https://www.vetgen.com/ordertests.aspx?id=Doberman%20Pinscher
PHPV – Eye Test
Find an eye specialist near you http://www.bva.co.uk/Canine-Health-Schemes/Find-an-eye-panellist/
Hip Scoring –
Take your Dobermann to your vets along with your registration papers. Your vet will slightly sedate your dog and take x-rays of your dogs hips these will be sent to the BVA to be scored you will then get your dogs hips score back from the BVA normally within a month.
The Dobermann Breed average hip score is 10.
Heart Test for DCM –
Echo & 24 hour Holter
Katie Garvin - MBM Veterinary Surgeons, 21 Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA3 1HA. Telephone: 01563 522701.
Echo price approximetly £180 Holter price appriximetly £180
Cardiac biomarkers – for DCM
NT-proBNP: this is a marker of heart muscle wall stress, so it is likely to be high in Dobermanns with abnormal echos and early DCM (levels are very high in Dobermanns with heart failure and symptomatic DCM). Procedure Take your dog to the vet to have the blood drawn and send to IDEXX with the discount code – BNPDB Below 735 pmol/L is within normal range.
High sensitivity Troponin I is a marker of heart muscle cell damage, which occurs in Dobermanns with cardiac arrhythmias as well as echo evidence of DCM. Procedure - take your dog to the vet to have the blood drawn and send to IDEXX with the discount code – TNIDB. Below 0.07 ng/ml is within the normal range.
If you would like any of the above test done on your dog please download the forms below.