Due to the increase in demand for veterinary services we kindly ask that you plan in advance for routine visits. At this time we are booking 7-10 days in advance for Wellness/Vaccine appointments. In addition, all prescription refills will require a minimum of 24-48 hours notice.
Using medical expertise and modern equipment to detect, monitor and treat heart conditions in pets.
Heart disease is a common health issue for older pets. Approximately 75% of senior dogs and 10% of cats develop cardiac problems during their life. The best way to care for your pet with heart problems is to work closely with a veterinarian. Early detection and proper treatment can make a huge difference in the quality of life that your pet has. Even if your cat or dog isn't a senior they aren't immune to the disease and should be examined regularly for minor health issues that can lead to heart disease.
Cardiac issues in cats and dogs can be due to their breed, age, lifestyle, and weight. When a pet is born with a heart condition it is congenital, however, if they develop cardiac problems later in life, it is acquired. Having heart disease can lead to heart failure where their heart doesn't pump enough blood, which then leads to fluid in their lungs and abdomen. Cats and dogs may suffer from:
Without having a veterinarian examine your pet, it can be difficult to associate the signs with heart disease. If you see these signs in your pet, you should contact your veterinarian:
To book a consultation for your pet, please call us at 780-428-8802.
To accurately diagnose heart disease your veterinarian will perform different tests and a physical examination where they listen closely to the lungs. An X-ray scan and or echocardiogram are performed to assess the size of the heart and its valves. Using these tools our veterinarian can identify defects and in turn diagnose your pet. From there, we will determine if your pet needs surgery to repair valves or insert a pacemaker, medications to correct their heartbeats, or lifestyle changes to support the heart functioning properly.
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