Many pets can suffer from problems with their heart and lungs, and although this is obviously a concern for owners, it doesn’t always signify a major illness.
However, some cardiac conditions can cause serious health concerns, indicating a t thorough investigation and diagnosis is necessary.
Symptoms such as laboured breathing, coughing, collapse, fainting, or even something as simple as your pet not enjoying its exercise, could all point to potential cardiac problems, such as poor blood flow from the heart to the body, irregular heart rhythms or more significant disease.
We often use our ultrasound, x-ray imaging and ECG equipment to diagnose cardiac issues, which may require your pet to be sedated, to keep them still. Once your vet has reached a diagnosis they will discuss whether treatment is necessary, and if so what this may entail.
If you are concerned that your pet is unwell, please contact the practice.