The Comparative Pain Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering owners of healthy terriers, spaniels, or poodles free veterinary services valued at $300 if their dogs qualify for a study investigating how heart disease affects a dog’s quality of life.
Study participants will receive a free health screening involving a thorough physical examination; complete blood work including chemistry panel, thyroid test, and urinalysis; and chest x-rays. The dogs will then be fitted with an accelerometer, small collar device that will accurately measure at-home activity for two weeks. Owners also will be asked to complete a short questionnaire.
Comparative Pain Research Lab at NC State Seeks Healthy Dogs for Canine Heart Disease Study
Impact of spontaneous heart disease on activity in dogs