Cardiac Disease

Cardiological issues such as heart disease are becoming increasingly common in cats and dogs. This is likely due to increasing care we take in animals and their life expectancy increasing. Often defects in the heart are present form birth but these only become apparent as your pet ages.

The NSVHS cardiology department sees a wide range of routine and emergency cases. We conduct investigations as well as management of existing cardiac disease. And our cardiology referral service is available for all small mammal veterinary species.

Common Signs of Cardiac Issues

Please note these signs may relate to any other number of diseases so always consult your vet.

  • Reduced energy and less desire to exercise.
  • Poor appetites and weight loss.
  • Excessive panting and coughing.
  • Fainting or collapse.