Veterinary services

Pet Cardiology

Learn more about our pet cardiology services below.

Village Veterinary Center

Pet Cardiology in Youngsville, LA

Pet cardiology is a rapidly growing concern among veterinarians, as our animal hospital understands and treats several pets who suffer from heart disease or unforeseen heart attacks. We want to ensure every precautionary measure is taken, so your animal lives a long and active life.

Here’s a quick rundown of indicators of heart disease in pets and whether pet cardiology at Village Veterinary Center is right for your pet. By detecting the following conditions, we can diagnose and manage the cardiac risk of the heart and lungs:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coughing and other breathing problems
  • Cardiac tumors
  • High blood pressure
  • Congenital heart defects since birth
  • Age-related changes to the valves of the heart–degeneration
  • Cardiac arrhythmias – often referred to as heart murmurs

Following a thorough inspection of your pet and based on any initial findings, we’ll recommend additional tests and proceed from there. We’ll go over your pet’s medical history as well as any current medications they’re on. Our veterinarian may propose diagnostic or treatment options based on your pet’s condition, such as:

  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Radiography for the chest and lungs
  • A non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the heart (sonogram)
  • Surgical repair of congenital heart defects
  • Implanting a pacemaker for pets with heart rates that are too slow
  • Cardiac catheterization procedures