Heart Health and Cardiac Care For Your Pet
Whether human or pet, a heart and lungs work continuously. Unfortunately, exercise and diet may not be enough to keep them healthy. Veterinary cardiologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatments needed to keep your pet’s heart beating strong and lungs breathing clearly.
Some breeds of cats and dogs are predisposed to heart conditions. Others are born with heart and lung defects. Pets can also develop cardiac issues. Regardless of how the cardiac issue came to be, VREC provides assistance to help pets live a robust, happy life. Our Cardiology team works with you and your primary care veterinarian to identify and treat minor to complex cardiac cases. We also provide a treatment plan that extends beyond ta pet’s hospital stay, to encourage improvement after returning home.
Why would my pet need a cardiologist?
Pets see veterinary cardiologists for many heart-related conditions. Signs to look out for include as shortness of breath, blue gums, or extensive coughing. Primary care veterinarians may refer if notice abnormal heart rhythms, heart murmurs, or other abnormalities in heart sounds. They may also refer if diagnostics reveal concerning information, or if evidence presents that the heart is enlarged.