Call us to schedule your pet's next cardiac checkup.

Pets can develop cardiac issues, just like humans. There are many reasons why pets can have heart problems ranging from their breed, nutrition, lifestyle, age and their genetics. Heart disease in pets can lead to congestive heart failure, in which the heart doesn't efficiently pump blood. Our medical experts can detect, monitor and treat cardiac problems. At our hospital we are fortunate to have state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best cardiac services.

What are common cardiac issues in pets?

Our team often sees pets with the following cardiac problems:

  • Heartworm disease
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease

These are all life-threatening conditions but with regular veterinary exams, we can detect them early. The earlier your pet is diagnosed, the better chances they have at a successful treatment and survival. To schedule an appointment for your pet, please call us at 905-683-6430.

What are signs of cardiac problems?

With the progression of the disease you will notice the following signs:

  1. Coughing
  2. Tiring easily with minimal activity
  3. Constant panting or difficulty taking breaths
  4. Increased respiratory rate when resting
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Weakness
  7. Lethargy
  8. Muscle loss
  9. Bloated or swollen abdomen
  10. Swelling of the limbs
  11. Fainting episodes

How are cardiac issues diagnosed?

Many heart problems can be identified on physical examination. Additional tests, such as EKGs (electrocardiograms), radiographs (X-rays), and ultrasound, are usually required to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease.

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