Have You Cared for a Cat With Congestive Heart Failure?

Have you ever cared for a cat or dog with CHF? Learn how you can participate in a study to help other pets (and their humans) affected by this disease.

An orange cat looking at a vet stethoscope.
An orange cat looking at a vet stethoscope. Photography ©mtr | Getty Images.

Researchers at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are searching for pet owners who have cared for a cat or dog with congestive heart failure (CHF) within the past 10 years to participate in a survey.

The goal is to better understand the pet owners’ experiences to help improve patient care and provide support for other owners. To access the survey online, visit iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f8l8BiEIjhNbi5. For a paper survey, email chfsurvey@iastate.edu (put “CHF Survey — Paper” in the subject line) or call 515- 294-7292. After completing the survey, participants may enter a drawing for a chance to win a $99 gift card.

Plus, what exactly is congestive heart failure in humans? Find out here >>

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About the author

Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals as a writer and editor in the pet publishing industry. She is contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006). Jackie is a regular contributor to pet and veterinary industry media and is the former editor of numerous pet magazines, including Dog WorldNatural DogPuppies 101Kittens 101 and the Popular Cats Series. Prior to starting her career in publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals where she assisted veterinarians as they treated dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. 

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