As the ranks of animals in US families has grown, so has concern regarding their well-being. Many people know to get their pets vaccinated but, experienced veterinarians are also able to identify serious cardiac conditions within dogs and cats.
Relatively new to veterinary circles is the field of veterinary cardiology, charged with diagnosing and treating heart disease in canines and felines. If your veterinary physician diagnoses a heart problem, you might be referred to a cat or dog cardiologist for a more complete diagnosis.
The science of dog cardiology has made a number of discoveries in recent years, developing better testing for many cardiac conditions in dogs including cardiomyopathy in dogs. Each discovery brings veterinarians further along in treating cardiomyopathy and othe heart ailments.
Cat problems, including feline arterial thromboembolism, are also being studied and solutions are being devised.
How do heart problems surface in canines and felines? And how can you help stop the problems?
Research suggests that while many of these problems seem to be genetic, there are steps to be taken to help reduce heart problems in our four-legged companions. To begin, ensure your cat or dog is not overweight. The larger your pet, the more the cardiac system has to work. The added workload of that added weight could cause problems. Ample exercise is also vital to ensure cardiac health. A schedule for playtime and walking are appropriate for all pets.
Scheduled vet appointments are another option to make sure your dog or cat maintains good health. Also ask about regular vaccinations with your vet to prevent many diseases that can create heart problems.
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