As the number of animals in US families has increased, so has the number of dogs and cats with grave heart issues.
A recent development in veterinary medicine is the veterinary cardiologist, charged with diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in dogs and cats. When a veterinarian diagnoses heart-related issues, you might be sent to a canine or feline cardiologist for a more complete diagnosis.
The field of dog cardiology has made quite a few discoveries recently, developing better testing for many heart problems in canines such as dog heart murmur.
Cat conditions, including arterial thromboembolism in felines, are also being studied and treatments are being devised.
What is the cause heart conditions in dogs and cats? And what can you do stop the problems?
Studies indicate that although quite a few of these problems appear to be genetic, there are steps to be taken to prevent heart problems in our dog and cat companions. First, ensure your cat or dog is not overweight. The more your pet weighs, the more the heart has to strain. The additional workload of those added pounds might shorten your cat or dog's productive years. Ample exercise is particularly vital to keep your cat or dog's heart healthy. A schedule for walks and play activities are good for both dogs and cats.
Regular veterinary appointments are another option to make sure your dog or cat stays healthy. In addition ask about necessary shots with your vet to protect against common diseases that can create cardiac issues.
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