Service: Cardiology

Specialist Veterinary Cardiology

Our pets occupy such a prominent place in our hearts that it’s important we look after theirs. The Pet Specialists provide specialised cardiology services for cats and dogs, as well as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and exotic animals.

Our new Northern Beaches Vet Hospital is equipped with modern imaging equipment to investigate, diagnose and monitor cardiac issues, with the facilities and staff to provide all manner of treatment.

With the latest equipment and a focus on tailored, compassionate care our team treat a wide variety of referred cases on site, including emergencies and urgent referrals.

Canine and feline cardiology are highly specialised areas of veterinary care. Cardiology specialist, Dr Mariko Yata, provide cardiology services, supported by a team of hospital vets and nurses.

Using non-invasive diagnostic equipment, we are able to consult with you and your vet and advise on a treatment plan. Some cardiac issues in dogs and cats may require surgery and ongoing monitoring, where others will be manageable with medication, rehabilitation or other measures.

Common Symptoms of Cardiac Issues

Cardiac issues in dogs and cats can be present from birth (congenital) or can be acquired as they age. Common cardiac abnormalities that we see and treat in pets include (but not limited to):

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Congenital heart disorders such as PDA, pulmonic stenosis, and septal defects amongst others
  • Degenerative heart disease in dogs (e.g. myxomatous mitral valve degeneration)
  • Pericardial diseases
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Feline arterial thromboembolism
  • Arrythmias
  • Falling, fainting and difficulty breathing

The most common symptoms we see with these diseases are:

  • Arrythmia (abnormal heartbeat)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Collapsing or fainting
  • Coughing
  • Appetite loss
  • Heart murmurs
  • Fatigue, weakness, or severely reduced exercise capacity

To properly diagnose and monitor cardiac issues in dogs, cats and other animals, The Pet Specialists is fully equipped with medical equipment including:

  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Cardiac Ultrasound (echocardiography)
  • Digital radiography
  • Video fluoroscopy (real-time x-ray) 
  • CT scanner

If your pet has any symptoms of possible cardiac issues, see your vet for a referral to see a cardiologist here at TPS.

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