Pet Cardiology Services in Jersey City
Heartfelt, Professional Medical Care for Your Pet
Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City is dedicated to providing pets with compassionate care in all veterinary fields. In offering cardiology services, we can evaluate and treat heart and lung diseases, while working towards improving your pet’s quality of life.
Annual pet wellness exams enable our staff to detect early indicators of heart disease that could potentially save your pet’s life—just one more reason why an annual check-up is important for your pet’s well-being.
Diagnostic imaging is initially used when a disease or condition is suspected. This non-invasive method of obtaining information allows our veterinarian to determine existence, severity, and location of a condition or disease. After diagnosis, our physicians will discuss with you the best plan of action for your pet.
Possible indications of heart disease include:
- Coughing that lasts longer than three days
- Inability or refusal to sleep at night
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, or rapid breathing
- Sudden changes in pet behavior and an inclination to isolate themselves
- Sudden episodes of fainting, or unexplained collapses
- Swelling in the abdomen
If you’re concerned about your pet’s health and would like to speak to a cardiology expert, contact our clinic today.
What Do Cardiology Diagnostics Involve?
Diagnostics could involve a variety of different procedures. Upon examining your pet, the veterinarian will decide which method is necessary under the circumstances.
The following procedures are available at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City:
- Blood Pressure—Routinely checking blood pressure during pet wellness exams is critical. High blood pressure can cause heart failure and other problems.
- Blood Tests—Blood tests examine hormone levels. Changes in certain hormones can indicate heart failure.
- Digital X-Rays—X-rays allow the veterinarian to examine the heart, lungs, and bones. Using an x-ray image, your pet’s physician can determine enlargement of the heart or fluid build-up in the lungs. X-rays can also be used to determine the placement of pacemakers.
- EKGs—An EKG allows the physician to monitor heart rate and rhythm, allowing for detection of abnormalities.
- Ultrasound—Ultrasounds let the physician see a 3-dimensional image of the heart and its chambers. From this image, they can observe blood flow and check for any heart murmurs.
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