Echocardiograms from Our Veterinary Team
We always want the best for our pets when it comes to their care, and heart health is no different. Echocardiograms are diagnostic tools used to help diagnose or prevent issues as they appear. At Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital in Colorado, we offer vet care for pets, including echocardiograms. We provide service to the Broomfield, CO, Louisville, CO, Boulder, CO, Superior, CO, and Thornton, CO, areas. Here's how echocardiograms might benefit your pets.
Pets and Heart Disease
Heart disease can happen to pets like it can to humans. It can affect large dogs and small dogs as well as cats. Using an echocardiogram can help us to detect heart problems with your pet and provide timely treatment for them.
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease
An echocardiogram can provide a picture of your pet's heart health, but several signs might indicate heart disease. Some of the signs include:
- Lethardic demeanor
- Tiredness and weakness
- Difficulty breathing
These symptoms could be caused by heart issues or another cause. We will complete an exam at our office to determine the cause of your pet's symptoms. Once we discover the cause of your pet’s symptoms, we can get work providing pet care and treatment. Heart problems can have massive effects on your pet health so it can be important that they are treated properly and before they progress too much.
What Happens during a Pet Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is a simple procedure that a veterinarian can perform at our location. Most animals do not need sedation for an echocardiogram. Your pet will lie on a padded table for comfort. Next, an ultrasound probe is connected to their chest wall. Your pet will be worked on by one of our techs at the office for about 15 to 20 minutes to get an accurate reading. Echocardiograms are a painless procedure but some pets can get anxious about not knowing what to expect. Pets do not need to fast prior to the appointment.
Contact Our Veterinary Team at Our Vet Hospital for Your Pet's Echocardiogram
Echocardiograms can be a great way to ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life. If you need help from a vet hospital in the Colorado area, we at Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital is here to help. We offer pet care for everything from wellness exams to echocardiograms. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office today to book your appointment with a veterinarian. Call us at (720) 669-4200 if you are in the Broomfield, CO, Louisville, CO, Boulder, CO, Superior, CO, and Thornton, CO, areas.