As dogs and cats get older, especially over the age of 7, their risk of heart disease increases. Heart conditions have many different causes and treatments.
The best thing that pet owners can do is to make sure their pets have a thorough annual medical check-up so that we can catch heart disease as early as possible. We regularly use diagnostic tests such as X-rays, ultrasound, blood pressure testing, as well as in-house pathology testing, to assess the condition of the heart.
We work closely with board-certified veterinary cardiologists, should the need arise to refer for a full cardiac work-up.