Pet Cardiology: Healing Hearts
The staff at Hanford Veterinary Hospital understands that your pet's heart is full of love, and we are committed to keeping that heart healthy and happy, so the love inside your pet's heart can last a lifetime.
Our cardiology services offer the Hanford community's best diagnostic evaluation, including radiology and ultrasound services, and therapy for pets suffering from cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders. With proper medical treatment and prescription management, many pets suffering from these afflictions can often continue to live full lives and provide their humans with months, if not years, of heart-warming affection.
Cardiovascular disease is as common in animals as it is in humans and occurs in approximately 10% of all animals admitted to veterinary hospitals. The symptoms of cardiovascular health issues for pets are often the same as they are for humans. These heart disease symptoms for pets include:
- Excessive coughing
- Labored breathing (not to be confused with normal panting)
- Exercise intolerance
- Fainting spells
If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. These symptoms may be telling you that your pet is suffering from a heart-related illness, such as:
- Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias)
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory distress
- Heart murmurs
- Heart failure
Of course, prevention is always the best medicine. If you are concerned that your pet may be prone to heart-related illness, contact us to schedule a pet wellness visit. And remember, just like with people, the best way to keep your furry friends fit for life is to help them maintain a healthy weight, make sure they get plenty of exercise, and ensure they receive routine veterinary care.