Welcome to the Vet Cardiology blog! We have all your pet needs covered at Vet Cardiology where we offer primary and specialist cardiology care for your pets. We deliver a wide range of services including emergency treatment for your pet in the case of an accident or sudden illness. If you need to contact us after hours for emergency treatment, we have an after-hours number and one of our vets is always on standby. We provide all the vaccinations your dog and cat need to protect them from common diseases and viruses. We believe that prevention is the best cure, so we offer advice on dietary health and general care to promote physical and mental well being for your pet. Other specialist services we offer are imagery using x-ray and ultrasound and all types of surgery with our qualified vet surgeons.
Specialist cardiology care
We are specialists at treating cardiorespiratory problems in pets and mainly treat cats, dogs, and horses. If you are worried about your pet’s cardiology health, we have specialist vets who can diagnose and assess your pet’s health using the latest state of the art medical equipment. As well as our in-house diagnosis, we accept referrals from other vets. Our specialist equipment includes the latest radiography and computed tomography (CT) imaging equipment along with round-the-clock hospital care to ensure the best available diagnostics and care for your patients, with the back-up of an experienced medical and surgical team. We also have digital ECG kits that provide instantaneous cloud upload and storage.
When should my pet see a cardiologist?
Nearly all pets are seen by a cardiologist after a referral. It’s similar to how your GP refers you to a specialist if something needs further investigation after a routine examination. However, there are some cases where you can take preemptive action. Many young puppies or kittens will have mild heart murmurs. These are common and are not usually life threatening, and most murmurs will disappear by the age of 6 months. However, if the murmurs persist it could be a sign of narrow valves or a hole in the heart. Monitor your pet and, if these signs occur, take your loved one to a vet for a thorough examination.