Cardiology Services

Explore our cardiology services to ensure your pet's heart health at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic.

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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