Veterinarians at Devashrya Animal Hospital do electrocardiography, usually referred to as ECG or EKG, to check on your pet's heart health as part of their comprehensive wellness plan. After all, keeping your pet's heart in proper working order can help extend their life and keep them healthy and content. Your pet's heart health is equally as essential as your own.
Why & When You Need ECG For Your Pet?
Any pet suspected of having cardiac problems will frequently get an ECG as part of the diagnostic process. Any of the following clinical symptoms of cardiac disease that you may observe at home and which may suggest the need for an ECG include:
- Shortness of breath
- Exercise Intolerance
If your dog has physical exam results that are suggestive of heart disease, even if they are not visible at home, your veterinarian may still advise getting an ECG.
- Abnormal lung sounds
- An irregular heartbeat
- Irregular pulses
In older dogs or dogs that are under anesthesia, an ECG may also be done as a screening test. Dogs of any age that are put under general anesthesia frequently have their ECGs monitored.
Contact Us For Safest Vet Practices
Several local animals and pets have received aid from our veterinary clinic. To ensure that your pet lives a long, happy, and healthy life, we always put their needs first and will offer complete heart health services. We offer on-site ECG services and discussions with veterinary cardiology experts.