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Free canine heart exams scheduled for Friday at KCMO dog park (Photos)

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A veterinary cardiologist will perform free canine heart exams this Friday at Penn Valley Dog Park (29th & Wyandotte, KCMO).

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The clinic is part of the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour. Dr. Stacey Leach, a veterinary cardiologist and professor at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, will perform the screenings inside a soundproof mobile exam room. Using his stethoscope, Leach will listen for heart murmurs and other irregularities, as well as make general assessments of whether the dogs show any signs of cardiac issues. He will also provide information to dog owners about canine heart disease.

"Early diagnosis and treatment of heart failure can significantly prolong and improve the quality of a dog's life," Leach said. "We look forward to reaching out to local dog owners to educate them about heart disease in dogs and the treatment options. By emphasizing the importance of annual veterinary examinations and early diagnosis of heart disease, we hope to help more dogs live longer and better lives."

Friday’s clinic at Penn Valley Dog Park is from 2 to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

March is Canine Heart Health Month.

For more information on canine heart disease, visit



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