Heart Health and Cardiac Care For Your Pet
Whether human or pet, our hearts and lungs work continuously throughout our lives and sometimes 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, while others develop cardiac issues, while others still are born with a heart defect. Regardless of the situation, VREC can assist your pet in leading a robust, happy life. Our Cardiology team works with you and your primary care veterinarian to identify and treat some of the most complex cardiac cases. Your pet’s treatment plan extends beyond their hospital stay to make sure they continue to improve after they return home.
Why would my pet need a cardiologist?
Your pet should see a veterinary cardiologist for any heart-related conditions. As a pet owner, you may notice symptoms such as shortness of breath, blue gums, or extensive coughing. Your primary care veterinarian may refer you if they notice abnormal heart rhythms, heart murmurs or other abnormalities in heart sounds, or if evidence presents that the heart is enlarged.