You can tell a lot about your pet by looking at them. But one thing you can’t see is their heart. Is it healthy, or not? A pet may have heart disease and even the most observant owners may not realize it.
Heart disease affects pets of all ages. For example, certain breeds of dogs and cats are at a higher risk of heart disease at a young age. In contrast, some pets develop heart disease later in life, concurrent with another illness. And then there are those pets that randomly develop heart disease at any age without any noticeable signs to the owner.
If your pet’s heart is not checked regularly, your pet may be at risk for heart disease and in some cases, a shorted lifespan, the good news is, if caught early, most illnesses can be treated or managed successfully for years. And if your pet already has moderate heart disease but is regularly monitored by our practice, often we can slow its progression.
It’s time to schedule your pet’s yearly checkup. During the exam, well listen with our stethoscopes to make sure your pet’s heart sounds right, well also perform a few other easy tests if needed to keep your pets ticker in tip top shape!
When we think of love, we think of hearts. And we love your pet! Make an appointment for your pet’s yearly checkup today by calling 915-584-4491!
By Partners for Healthy Pets 9/2014