Pet Cardiology In Birmingham, AL
The veterinarians at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital are skilled in utilizing digital radiography (x-rays), echocardiography, and ultrasonography to diagnose and monitor any heart condition your pet may have. Our Cardiology services are tailored to the well-being and comfort of your four-legged friend. Our veterinarians will take the time to talk you through every process of treating and managing your pet’s heart disease, and answer any questions that might come up along the way.
Possible Heart Conditions In Your Pet
There are many possible causes of cardiac disease and heart conditions in animals. Heart problems include canine and feline congestive heart failure, hypertension, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular disorders. Structural abnormalities in the chambers or valves of the heart are often the cause of many heart conditions. These abnormalities can be congenital, meaning present at birth, or may develop over time. Other conditions are diseases of the heart muscle itself.
There are numerous treatment options if you find your pet has a heart condition. Surgery is a possibility, but most patients are treated with outpatient medical management, such as prescription medication.
We love our pets and want only the best for them. Understanding and diagnosing heart conditions are vital steps to ensuring their life is as long and loving as possible. Various symptoms of heart disease include:
- Persistent Cough
- Difficulty Breathing
- Abdominal Swelling/Distention
- Less Tolerance to Exercise
- Heart Murmur
- Change in Heart Rate/Body Weight
- Restlessness or hiding
- Loss of appetite
Don’t Wait For Your Pet To Show Symptoms
However, don’t wait for your pet to show symptoms. Preventive and proactive attentiveness is the best kind of care you can give to your cat or dog. Our expert veterinarians can spot the early signs of a heart condition with regular check-ups, so your pet gets the treatment they need as soon as possible. Get extensive information detailing the condition of your pet’s heart and health today at Double Oak Mountain Animal Hospital.