Cardiology Services for Pets

Call us to schedule your pet's next cardiac checkup.

Just like the human heart, your pet's heart has four chambers and pumps blood throughout the body. However, your pet is not susceptible to the same cardiac conditions and diseases as humans. The treatment they receive is also different and is tailored to specific conditions they suffer from. The matters of the heart are often hard to detect and thus, veterinarians use their examination in conjunction with diagnostic tests to determine the cause. If you are concerned that your pet might have a cardiac condition, call us at 905-853-3591 to book an appointment.

What are the signs of cardiac disease in dogs and cats?

Signs of cardiac disease are easier to detect in dogs than in cats. Some common symptoms may include the following:

  • Persistent cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Fainting and weakness
  • Restlessness or lethargy
  • Low or no exercise tolerance
  • Behavioural changes
  • Withdrawn behaviour or unwillingness to interact
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight changes, especially weight loss

What diagnostic testing is available at your hospital to detect cardiac diseases?

We provide electrocardiography (ECG) services on-site to detect and diagnose cardiac conditions in cats and dogs. The results of the diagnostic tests are discussed by the veterinarian in consultation with specialist cardiologists.

How is an ECG taken for dogs?

ECG is a procedure used to assess the heart. The heart sends an electric impulse when it beats. This travels through the heart and is recorded during an ECG. For the procedure, veterinarians attach ECG electrodes at the base of each leg using a special gel that helps in the procedure.

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