Often cardiac problems in pets is detected in normal checkup visits to the vet, who might detect a murmur or some other problem that indicates a heart issue. But it also can show up at home.
For example, if you notice your pet starts
- Having trouble breathing
- Tiring easily
- Develops an intolerance to exercise
That may be a sign that his or her heart isn’t working like it should. That’s when you should bring your pet to see us at Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic.
One thing we believe set us apart from many other clinics is the time we take to really find out the problem. We don’t rush through an exam, prescribe some medicine and hope that does the trick.
At Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic, if we suspect there’s a heart problem we won’t stop until we know what it is. We have the ability to do a full cardiology workup. We have a veterinarian on staff with specialized training to use every possible method to find the problem. We have sophisticated equipment that will evaluate, monitor and treat the condition.
We use electro cardiology to study heart rhythms, and echocardiology, which is cardiac ultrasound to look closely at the heart to watch and measure its motion and blood flow.
The way we do it at Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic will make you feel confident that the treatment we recommend will be the best for your pet.
Cardio issues can affect any breed or size of pet but is most frequent in certain breeds of dog. Breeds that are prone to heart problems are Boxers, Doberman Pinschers and Cavalier Spaniels. Age is also a non-factor.