Electrocardiology for pets
An ECG (Electrocardiogram) gives our Veterinary Surgeons an accurate determination of your pet’s heart rate, rhythm, and size. This equipment helps our team diagnose a range of pet heart health problems.
Why we use electrocardiology at Southill Vets
If your pet has suspected heart disease, our Vets will use an ECG as part of their investigative workup. An ECG may also be used to screen older pets and pets going under general anaesthetic.
A heart that is beating too fast, too slow, is enlarged, or has an abnormal rhythm can suggest specific medical issues that may warrant further investigation.
Signs of heart disease in cats and dogs
The clinical signs of heart disease you might notice at home include coughing, less (or no) tolerance for exercise, lethargy, shortness of breath, and weakness.
If you notice some or all these signs, book a Vet consultation as soon as possible.
Other signs our Vets may detect include abnormal lung sounds, an irregular heartbeat and/or pulses, or a heart murmur.