A healthy heart is equal to a joyful life. When it comes to heart disease, routine checkups and early detection are vital for your pet’s health. With the help of our team and our in-house diagnostic tools, we can catch heart disease early and prevent it from causing any more damage. To learn more about our cardiology services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-242-0045.
What causes cardiac problems in pets?
Several reasons can cause your pet to develop heart problems. Factors that can play a role include your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, genetics, and nutrition. Common cardiac problems in pets include:
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart muscle disease
- Valvular degeneration
- Heartworm disease
- Heart arrhythmias
What are the signs of heart disease in my pet?
It can be difficult to notice if your pet suffers from heart disease as some pets don’t show any symptoms immediately. Pets can be born with heart disease or develop it over time. This means even puppies can have cardiac problems. The best way to know is to bring your pet in for regular checkups so our team can prevent or detect any heart problems your pet may be experiencing. Some signs to look out for include:
- Persistent cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal swelling
- Sudden weight loss
- Decreased energy