While our animal hospital is fully equipped to deal with a wide range of health concerns, some pet health problems call for the knowledge and expertise of a veterinary specialist in that particular field. At Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we’re fully committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care, and we are pleased to work closely with a veterinary cardiology specialist who is an expert in cardiovascular care for both cats and dogs.
What Is Cardiology?
Cardiology is a branch of human and veterinary medicine that deals with diagnosing and treating health concerns related to the body’s cardiovascular system which includes the heart and blood vessels.
Common Cardiology Concerns in Pets
Our veterinary cardiologist diagnoses and treats a variety of cardiovascular conditions in cats and dogs. Some of the most commonly diagnosed include:
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Problems in Pets
Cardiovascular problems can lead to a variety of symptoms in cats and dogs. Pet owners should be on the lookout for the following:
Additionally, any change in your pet’s behavior, routine, appearance, temperament, or appetite could indicate a health problem. We strongly encourage you to schedule a veterinary appointment if you notice any unexplained changes in your pet. Our veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination and take any diagnostic tests necessary to determine the underlying cause of your pet’s symptoms.
Complete Heart Health Diagnosis and Treatment Plans With Our Winnipeg Veterinarian
At Sage Creek Animal Hospital, we are fully equipped to provide cardiology care to our patients. Working in tandem with a veterinary cardiologist when needed, our veterinarian and veterinary staff will handle all of your pet’s diagnostic testing in-house at our animal hospital. Our cardiology specialist will then gather these results, provide a full heart health diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment plans for your pet.
Many heart conditions diagnosed in pets are chronic diseases, which means that they cannot be cured. However, chronic diseases can be managed with proper treatment and ongoing care. If your pet is diagnosed with a heart problem, we will walk you through the process of beginning treatment, monitoring your pet’s progress, and adjusting their care as their condition changes throughout life.
To learn more about our veterinary cardiology services or to schedule an appointment for your dog or cat, we welcome you to contact Sage Creek Animal Hospital today.