Veterinary Specialty – Cardiology
We provide veterinary cardiology services to diagnose and treat heart conditions in dogs and cats. Our doctors have the ability to manage or treat conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular disorders.
Signs of a Cardiovascular Condition
Pets with heart disease may have symptoms that seem unrelated to heart conditions including lack of appetite, lethargy, or fainting spells. Some pets may not show any visible signs until discovered during a routine examination. Other signs of cardiovascular problems include:
- Exercise intolerance
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Rapid breathing at rest
- Elevated heart rate
To obtain a diagnosis of your pet’s condition, we will examine his or her full medical history, and perform diagnostic testing such as blood work evaluation, chest x-rays, and echocardiogram. These tools can help us confirm the presence of an underlying heart problem and assess the severity of the condition. Depending on your pet’s condition, we have various treatment options available such as prescription medications, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker implantation, and cardiac surgery.