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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE More Info

Northside Veterinary Specialists are here for you and your pets during COVID. As of Monday 28th February we will return to socially distanced consultations, in line with NSW Health Guidelines. We welcome a maximum of two adults, and we request for masks to be worn at all times when in the building. Please call on 9452 2933 with any questions.

We thank you all for your support and patience.

COVID-19 CONSULTING HOURS 6am - 6pm, Monday - Friday
24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK in case of emergency

Internal Medicine tips from Dr. Elizabeth Thrift:

June 7th, 2020

Are you monitoring you Congestive Heart Failure patients for Cardiac Cachexia? A recent study found that 41.6% of cats with CHF met the definition for cardiac cachexia and the cats with cardiac cachexia had a shorter survival time.  Dogs and cats should be frequently reviewed in your clinic and address contributing factors to cardiac cachexia such as poor nutrition and change in appetite.

Reference – Santiago, S. L., Freeman, L. M., & Rush, J. E. (2020). Cardiac cachexia in cats with congestive heart failure: Prevalence and clinical, laboratory, and survival findings. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 34(1), 35–44.