Keeping Katy’s Pets Heart Healthy
Similar to humans, pets can have heart disease. All Pets Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to diagnose and treat many different heart conditions. Some of the advanced technology we use includes:
- Digital radiology—The digital X-ray technology at All Pets Animal Hospital allows our veterinarians to quickly and accurately diagnose issues with heart size, shape, or damage, as well as masses or fluids on or around the heart. Because the images are digital, we can also easily share them with the board-certified veterinary cardiologists with whom we partner on difficult cases.
- Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)—Our digital ultrasound allows us to have a non-invasive and immediate look at internal structures of pets’ hearts. We can track the proper functioning of the valves and check for appropriate size of heart chambers, as well as scan for damage or masses.
- ECG—An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive means of measuring characteristics of the heart and heartbeats. It can give an indication of damage or irregularity.
- Blood pressure—Just like humans, pets can have difficulties with blood pressure that can lead to other health issues. In fact, some studies have shown as much as 10% of dogs suffer from high blood pressure. Pet MD has a good article for more information.
In addition to our own highly trained doctors and staff, All Pets Animal Hospital partners with specialists in veterinary cardiology and in digital imaging technology in order to get the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment options for the pets of Katy.
From issues that pets are born with, like poorly formed valves or abnormal openings between the chambers of the heart, to issues that develop through age or disease, like congestive heart failure, dogs and cats can have numerous health issues when their heart is not functioning properly. The veterinarians of All Pets Animal Hospital will work with you to make sure your pet’s heart is and remains healthy.