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Dog Heart Disease

…Many dogs with heart disease will have a heart murmur, which veterinarians can hear and identify simply with the use of a stethoscope. Other types of examination that may be used include electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, chest x-rays, and ultrasound. An electrocardiogram, or ECG, is able to detect irregular heartbeats, also known as arrhythmia. This type of test also helps a veterinarian to determine the type of treatment required. An…

Cat Heart Disease

…the veterinarian will listen to the cats heart, monitoring for any abnormalities such as a heart murmur. After the physical exam, there are several different diagnostic tools and methods that can be employed in order to check for the presence of heart disease. For instance, x-rays are commonly used under such circumstances. Radiographs of the patients chest allow a veterinarian to look at the hearts physical structure. This may reveal structural…

Cat Difficulty Breathing

…appears to be heart related an EKG will measure the rhythm and activity of the heart. In this way, the veterinarian can determine if the heart is functioning adequately and efficiently. An endoscope may be used to determine if the problems are in the nose or airways. While these examinations are being performed, samples of blood and tissue may be obtained for analysis.Treatment Options There is no specific general treatment. A diagnosis must…

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