Drop in vaccinations on Thursday afternoons 4-5 p.m. We are open the weeks 43-44 and 47-48

Heart diseases of dogs and cats

We are a clinic specialized in cardiologic examinations of pets! Our veterinarians are Satu Rajala and Andrea Gladuli.

Next cardiology days with Satu Rajala weeks 12-13.

It is possible to do all the cardiological examinations like echo, ECG and Holter in our clinic. We can co-operate with other veterinarians in the area. If there is a patient that comes from another clinic for cardiologic examinations, with the owners agreement, we can send the report back to the sending veterinarian.

HEART DISEASES are quite common in dogs and cats.

HEALTHY PREDISPOSED DOGS: Some dog breeds are predisposed to heart diseases and  it is good to check them early in life as prophylactic examination. Predisposed breeds are Boxer, Cavalier kingsharlespaniel, chihuahuas, Dobermann, Newfoundlander and Great Dane. More about the topic:  www.kennellitto.fi  There are even more predisposed breeds like Irish Wolfhound, saluki, bullterrier, Finnish hound etc. We recommend Dobermanns first heart check at the age of 2-4 years (echo and holter), Great Danes at the age of 3 years (ecko and EKG) and Irish Wolfhounds at the age of 4 years (ecko, EKG and sometimes holter).

HEALTHY PREDISPOSED CATS: Also some cat breeds are predisposed to certain heart diseases. In cats it can be difficult to see symptoms because they hide the symptoms of diseases very well.  Predisposed cat breeds are: Maine Coon, holy birma, siberian cat, spfinx, ragdoll, norwegian forest cat, brittish shorthair, persian cat, bengal and siamese cat. Cats used for breeding should be checked before the first litter, from the age of 1 year. Those examinations follow  Paw Peds recommendations untill the age of 6. Predisposed healthy pet cats should be examined at the age of 3 and 5.

PETS HAVING MURMUR OR OTHER SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASES:  we recommend to examine the cat and dog if  she / he has:

  • a murmur, been heard by veterinarian
  • exercise intolerance, tireness, difficulties to breath
  • cough, not depending on a respiratory disease
  • a veterinarian has been suspecting heart disease or even started the medication of  heart disease ( control of the medication)
  • enlarged heart silhouette
  • if you suspect your pet has a heartdisease
  • seizures that are not epileptic seizures
  • if the patient should be sedated or operated, for example dentistry and you want to know THE ANESTHESIA RISK