Our veterinarians at Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic have digital radiographs (x-rays), electrocardiogram, and ultrasound machines available in our hospital to help diagnose and monitor heart condition of your pet. Our Cardiology service is dedicated to the well-being and comfort of your four legged friend. Our veterinarians will take time to talk you through the process of treating and managing heart disease with ease
Cardiac disease and conditions can have various causes in animals. Heart problems include canine and feline congestive heart failure, hypertension, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular disorders. Some diseases are caused by structural abnormalities in chambers or valves that are congenital, which are present at birth, or acquired over time. Other conditions are diseases of the heart muscle itself.
There are numerous treatments if your pet is found to have a cardiac disease. Surgery is an option but most patients are treated with outpatient medical management such as prescribing medicine. Depending on your pet’s condition, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker implantation are also available treatments. There are also numerous medications that can be prescribed for many conditions specific for your pet’s troubles.
We love our pets and only want the best for them. Understanding and diagnosing heart conditions is vital to make their life as long and as loving as possible. Here are various symptoms of hearts disease:
- Persistent Cough
- Difficulty Breathing
- Abdominal Swelling/Distention
- Less Tolerance to Exercise
- Heart Murmur
- Change in Heart Rate/Body Weight
- Restlessness or hiding
- Loss of appetite
However, don’t just wait for your pet to show symptoms, preventive and proactive care is the best kind of care you can give to your cat or dog. A regular check up can spot the early signs of a heart condition and our expert veterinarians will give you the best course of treatment. Get extensive information detailing your pet’s heart condition and health today at Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic.