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Pacemakers

Updated: Apr 25

DID YOU KNOW that dogs can also have pacemakers? 6 year old Lemmy presented to our Galashiels practice after collapsing twice at home. On examination, his heart rate was very slow. He was admitted for an ECG which showed very worrying results. He was diagnosed with a third degree AV block, which is a problem with the communication between the chambers of his heart, resulting in a life-threatening slow heart rate He was referred as an emergency to Cardiology at Dick Vet Hospital for Small Animals where they did more tests and placed a pacemaker. Lemmy is back home on strict rest for the next 6 weeks but he should be able to live a normal life again Well done Lemmy, you have been a star!!!




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