Cat & Dog Cardiologist in Central Florida
Every pet deserves to have a healthy heart so they can enjoy a long, happy life. At Central Florida Vets in Apopka and Sorrento, we have state-of-the-art equipment and connections with a board-certified cat and dog cardiologist in the area to ensure the best cardiac care possible for your pet. Congestive heart failure is a common health problem for dogs, but it can be managed with proper treatment.
Signs of Heart Trouble in Pets
The symptoms of cardiovascular disease in dogs and cats can vary, but some of the most common signs include:
- Slowing down/lethargy
- Chronic cough
- Increased resting respiratory rate
- Loss of appetite (usually seen in cats)
- Acting withdrawn (usually seen in cats)
It can be difficult to tell if your cat is suffering from heart issues, so keep a close eye on their eating habits and whether they seem more withdrawn than usual. Schedule a checkup with your veterinarian so we can be absolutely sure that your pet is not at risk for heart failure!
We offer teletransphonic EKG for cardiac monitoring which links our practice to the Veterinary Heart Institute (VHI) in Gainesville. Our team can also arrange for your pet to have a cardiac ultrasound procedure with the board-certified cardiologists of the Heart Institute within our facility.
Whatever your pet needs to keep their heart healthy, we’ll make sure those needs are met fully.