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Cardiology

At CardioVet Veterinary Clinic, we offer specialized cardiology services tailored to the unique needs of our feline and canine patients. Our experienced team of European Certified Cardiologists utilizing state-of-the-art technology and advanced diagnostic tools to assess and treat cardiac conditions in cats and dogs. From routine heart screenings to the management of complex cardiac diseases, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and comprehensive treatment options to improve the quality of life for your beloved companions. Whether your pet requires monitoring for a known heart condition or you have concerns about their cardiac health, you can trust our expertise and commitment to delivering personalized care for every furry friend that walks through our doors. Schedule an appointment today to ensure your pet's heart remains strong and healthy for years to come.

FAQs

What are some common cardiac diseases seen in cats and dogs?

  • In both cats and dogs, common cardiac diseases include congestive heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, valvular disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects.

What are the signs of heart problems in cats and dogs?

  • Signs of heart problems can vary but may include coughing, difficulty breathing, exercise intolerance, fainting episodes, lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal distension, and sudden collapse.

How are cardiac diseases diagnosed in cats and dogs?

  • Diagnosis often involves a combination of physical examination, listening to the heart with a stethoscope, imaging techniques such as echocardiography (ultrasound), electrocardiography (ECG), X-rays, and blood tests to assess cardiac biomarkers.

Can heart disease be prevented in cats and dogs?

  • While genetic predispositions play a role in some cases, maintaining a healthy weight, providing regular exercise, feeding a balanced diet, and attending routine veterinary check-ups can help prevent or manage cardiac diseases.

What treatment options are available for cats and dogs with heart disease?

  • Treatment depends on the specific diagnosis but may include medications to manage symptoms and improve heart function, dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, and in some cases, surgical interventions such as pacemaker placement or valve repair.

How often should my pet with heart disease be monitored?

  • Monitoring frequency will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the specific treatment plan. Generally, pets with heart disease require regular veterinary check-ups, including physical examinations and diagnostic tests, to monitor their cardiac health and adjust treatment as needed.

Can cats and dogs live a normal life with heart disease?

  • With appropriate management and treatment, many cats and dogs with heart disease can lead comfortable and fulfilling lives. However, the prognosis will depend on the specific diagnosis, the stage of the disease, and how well it responds to treatment.

What should I do if I suspect my cat or dog has a heart problem?

  • If you notice any signs of heart disease or have concerns about your pet's cardiac health, it's essential to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian promptly. Early detection and intervention can significantly improve outcomes for pets with cardiac conditions.

If you have any further questions or concerns about Heart examinations and diseases for your dog or cat, don't hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian for personalized guidance and information.

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