Does your pet show any of these signs ?
Coughing or gagging especially after lying down.
Tries after minimal exercise.
Increased breathing rate, panting induced easily.
If you answered yes to any of these questions your pet could be showing signs of heart disease. When the heart is not pumping properly blood backs up in the lungs. The excess fluid produces coughing, the most obvious sign of heart disease.
You may also notice your pet tries easily from minimal exercise or just can't make it around the block like he used to. This is because the heart is not able to pump enough blood with adequate oxygen to the tissues.
Diagnosis of heart disease involve a combination of tests to help evaluate heart function. These include listening with a stethoscope, x - rays of the chest.
The good news is that there are many treatments available to help the heart function better, and this can help pets live happily from many more years.
Please speak to us if you feel your pet is showing any of the signs of heart disease.