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Cardiology Services for Pets

Cardiac health issues are very common in pets. With regular checkups your veterinarian can detect heart problems in the early stage and prevent them from becoming severe. Our team uses X-rays and blood tests to diagnose heart problems. Your loyal companion should be checked at least once or twice each year for proper diagnosis and suitable treatments. Even with a heart condition your pet can still live a happy life if they are given the right treatment.

What causes cardiac problems in my pet?

Heart problems are often caused by age (senior pets are more likely to develop leaky heart valves), lifestyle factors (being overweight) or even genetics (this means they are born with it).

What are signs of heart disease in my pet?

Signs of heart disease are different in each pet. You can look out for any of the following:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Laboured breathing
  • Persistent cough
  • Decreased energy
  • Fainting

    These symptoms may also cause other health conditions for your pet so we strongly encourage you to have them assessed. Reach out to us at 905.727.3003

    What treatments are available for cardiac problems in my pet?

    Treatment is dependent on your pet’s specific case, lifestyle and age. Our clinic regularly treats cardiac patients with: medications to correct irregular heartbeats and reduce lung fluid, low sodium diet to reduce fluid buildup and surgery to insert a pacemaker or repair torn valves.

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    Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic