Our veterinary team is equipped to diagnose and treat all problems of the heart. Pets, like humans, can develop cardiac issues throughout their lifetime. The combination of our state-of-the-art technology and medical expertise allows us to detect, monitor, and treat your pet’s heart issues.
What causes heart issues?
Some pets are genetically predisposed to heart conditions, depending on their breed. Other pets develop cardiac issues throughout their senior year. Obesity also plays a major factor in your pet’s heart health. Extra weight can cause strain on your pet’s heart, affecting its ability to function. Though obesity doesn’t cause heart disease, it worsens the condition. If you have concerns about your pet’s heart, please contact us at 905-690-0040.
How do I know if my pet has a heart condition?
Regular checkups allow you to assess your pet’s heart health, which can detect issues early on. We use a combination of bloodwork and diagnostic imaging to confirm any suspected causes of a heart condition. A few telltale signs you may notice over time include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Losing weight
- Consistent coughing
How do you treat heart conditions?
Based on the type of heart condition your pet is diagnosed with, their treatment plan will be tailored to their needs. For example, if your pet is diagnosed with heart disease, a combination of medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes could be recommended. Medications can help fix irregular heartbeats, supporting the heart to function properly. We can also perform corrective surgery to repair torn valves or insert a pacemaker. Weight management, which includes recommendations for weight loss as well as a specially formulated diet by our team, could help improve your pet’s condition.