On Sunday, October 7, some veterinarians are going to the dogs in Detroit. Veterinary cardiologists on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will stop with a soundproof medical unit to perform free dog heart examinations from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Michigan Humane Society's Mega March for Animals at Hart Plaza. In addition to providing free heart health screenings, veterinarians will be available to answer questions for dog owners about heart disease - a common ailment that is almost as prevalent in dogs as it is in humans. About 11 percent of the approximately 78 million dogs in the United States have heart disease, and that figure increases to as many as 60 percent among aged dogs and certain predisposed breeds.
Dog owners can learn more at www.YourDogsHeart.com