Has your pet been diagnosed with a heart murmur or arrhythmia?  Does your pet cough or have difficulty recovering from exercise?

Heart disease is a common abnormality seen in our pet patients.  We do see some congenital heart defects in puppies and kittens, but most of the heart issues we see develop as your pet ages.  Luckily there are many great treatment options and preventatives for pets with heart disease today.  Our staff enjoys the diagnosis of heart disease and its staging in order to give your pet a longer and better life.  This process includes x-rays, an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), a thorough physical exam and an echocardiogram (echo).  The echocardiogram is the most sensitive test that we have to both diagnose the cause of your pets heart disease as well as determine an appropriate treatment if it is needed.

If you are concerned about heart disease in your pet, please call us at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital today to schedule a cardiac work-up for your pet.