Cardiology Services for Pets

Keep your pet’s heart strong and healthy. Contact us for details.

Pets may develop issues with their heart health throughout all stages of their development. We understand how difficult it can be to determine that your pet has a heart condition, but rest assured our team of licensed veterinarians can help you and your pet overcome these types of diagnoses. Call us at 416-762-5558 to learn more about our in-house cardiology services.

What types of heart problems can dogs and cats have?

Genetics, lifestyle, age, diet, and environment all play a role in a pet's cardiovascular health. The most common types of issues we see among our pet population are the following:

  • Heart disease (pets can be born with it or they can develop it over time)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (caused by enlargement or thickening of the heart)
  • Valvular degeneration
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Heart arrhythmias

How are heart conditions treated in pets?

There are a number of different medical treatments that the veterinarian may recommend depending on your pet's specific condition and situation:

  • Prescription medication
  • Diet changes, including medicated diets and low-sodium foods
  • Surgery (e.g. to insert a pacemaker or to fix torn valves)
  • Limited exercise to reduce strain
  • Supplements and vitamins
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