Heartfelt Cardiology Care for Your Pets
Summeridge Animal Clinic knows your pet is a valued member of your family. You want only the best for him or her, and good health is a top priority. While heart problems can occur at any age, older pets are more likely to develop this condition.
During your pet's routine wellness exam, Dr. Bouchard and her staff will look for any signs or symptoms that may indicate a cardiac concern, as they understand early detection of a problem provides the best opportunity for long-term health.
Veterinary cardiology deals with the valves and muscles of your pet's heart. Detecting a cardiac condition includes screening for any abnormalities at the routine exam, completing a health history, and a complete physical examination. If a concern presents, additional tests and, if needed, a follow-up referral to a veterinary cardiac specialist may be necessary.
Signs of Heart Disease
- Decreased appetite
- Breathing difficulties
- Increased tiredness
If a cardiac problem is suspected, your pet's veterinarian may recommend an echocardiogram of the heart. This non-invasive, safe, and painless test is an ultrasound of the muscles and valves of your pet's heart. Summeridge Animal Clinic works with an ultrasound specialist who comes to our clinic to perform this test, and we will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment.
Learning your pet has, or may have, a heart condition can be scary. Dr. Bouchard and her staff wish the best for our clients and their pets. We work with our clients to develop the best treatment plan for the four-legged family members.
Contact us today to schedule your next visit.