Cardiology

Being a major organ, any abnormalities in the heart can cause serious health issues for your pet. Regular veterinary checkups will identify any cardiac issues before they cause major problems. At our hospitals, we diagnose heart problems through ultrasounds and X-rays along with blood tests. Once we diagnose a condition, we provide treatment that can allow them to live a relatively normal life.

What causes cardiac problems in my pet?

Heart problems are usually caused by three factors in pets: age, lifestyle and genetics. If your pet is older they are more likely to develop leaky heart valves. Overweight pets also develop cardiac problems and some pets are born with certain conditions.

What are possible signs of heart problems in my pet?

The signs of cardiac issues may look different for each pet. Some general signs you should look for are:

  • Persistent cough
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Laboured breathing
  • Fainting
  • Less energy

    If these symptoms are left untreated they may cause other problems for your pet. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms give us a call.

    What treatments are available for cardiac problems in my pet?

    The treatment we prescribe for your cherished pet is dependent on their age, lifestyle and the specific illness. Some treatments we may recommend include:

    1. Dietary changes – a low sodium diet can reduce fluid buildup
    2. Surgery to insert a pacemaker or repair torn valves
    3. Medications to correct heartbeat patterns and reduce fluid in the lungs

  • Last updated: July 30, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital