Cardiology (Heart)

Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.

Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.

Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising. We can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, are usually needed to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease or failure.

Hours of Operation – Burlington
Monday8:00am – 10:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 10:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 10:00pm
Friday8:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday9:00am – 8:00pm

**Holiday hours: 8am - 8pm**

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Burlington
1231 Appleby Line
Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5H9
Ph: 289-919-1231

Beattie Animal Hospital – Brantford
70 - Paris Road
Brantford, Ontario, N3R 1H9
Ph: 519-756-1770
 

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Ancaster
34 Stone Church Road Suite 100
Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1S5
Ph: 289-639-5540

Beattie Pet Hospital – Stoney Creek
131 Upper Centennial Parkway
Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8J OB2
Ph: 289-639-5600