Keywords: diseases of dogs and cats, cardiovascular system, mitral valve, endocardiosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


Today, keeping pets is gaining more and more popularity in our country. Under our living conditions, a person needs to take care of someone. Since domestic animals, dogs and cats, are carriers of zoonotic diseases, we must monitor their welfare and health. Factors affecting the health of pets deserve special attention: proper nutrition, maintenance, exercise, timely and high-quality veterinary care. The article presents the results of the assessment of the situation regarding the morbidity of dogs and cats in the city of Sumy on the basis of the "10 Druziv" health center. A statistical analysis of data on the registration of diseases of dogs and cats for the period 2020-2023 was carried out. The research was conducted on the basis of the Department of Virology, Pathanatomy and Poultry Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Sumy National Agrarian University and the "10 Druziv" Zoo Veterinary Center. Statistical and clinical research methods were used in their research. We studied the situation regarding the diseases of dogs and cats based on the primary documentation, namely on the logs of registration of the admission of animals to the clinic. Clinical and laboratory diagnostics of dogs and cats were also carried out in order to establish a diagnosis. It was established that during the period 2020-2023, non-communicable diseases prevailed (from 59% to 66%) against contagious diseases (from 21% to 25%). The most common among non-communicable diseases were diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (from 18.9% to 22.9%), urinary system (from 14.9% to 19.9%), cardiovascular system (from 12.9% to 14 .9%) and dermatological diseases (from 10.9% to 12.9%). Congenital pathologies of the cardiovascular system were not widespread and only 9 cases were registered in three years. Taking into account the statistical data, diseases of the cardiovascular system are relevant for further research, as they showed a tendency to increase in the period 2020-2023. Among the pathologies of the cardiovascular system of dogs and cats, the overwhelming majority was related to diseases of the endocardium, namely mitral valve endocardiosis (41.63-48.47%). The development of effective protocols for the treatment of dogs and cats with cardiovascular diseases is a promising direction in veterinary medicine.


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How to Cite
Iakovlev, I. O., & Petrov, R. V. (2023). THE MONITORING DISEASES OF DOG AND CAT ON THE BASE OF THE ZVC "10 DRUZIV" IN SUMY. Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The Series: Veterinary Medicine, (4(63), 139-144.