A human and pet heart have other similarities, besides holding mutual love for each other. Both have four chambers and are responsible for pumping blood throughout our bodies. This means furry friends also deal with some of the same heart conditions we do. If your pet has a heart condition, you can be sure our veterinary team will provide exceptional care and treatment.
How do you treat heart conditions?
Pets can develop heart conditions at birth, due to genetics, or overtime, due to other factors. Based on your pet’s specific heart condition, our veterinary team will create a treatment plan that suits their individual needs. This could look like medication to fix irregular heartbeats, surgery to help their heart function or changes in their diet to address their underlying health condition. If you’re interested in creating a treatment plan for your pet, please contact us at 403-288-7299.
What are the symptoms of heart disease?
Depending on the stage of your pet’s illness, symptoms could manifest differently. General signs you can look out for include:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry cough
- Sudden weight loss