What to do if you’re worried about your pet’s heart disease

Did you know you can also find out if your pet has a heart condition by going to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute?

The institution is located in Ottawa and has a team of doctors who are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Here are some tips to get you started.


Check your pet at the door 1.

When you walk into the building, you’ll notice the door is open and the room is dark.

Open the door and make sure you have a pet card, and a note to tell your vet.

Ask your vet if they will take your pet for a physical exam.

They will also be able to take a blood test to check your pet is healthy.


Call the vet if you have any concerns about your dog or cat’s health If you have concerns about a dog or cats health, you may want to call the NHLBI and get a quote from a specialist.


Call your veterinarian for a health check Your veterinarian can check your dog and cat’s heart health by looking at their hearts, lungs, arteries, veins and other parts of the body.

If you want to take your dog for a heart check, you can schedule one at your home or your veterinarian’s office.

If your dog has an elevated blood pressure, they may need to take medications.


Get in touch with your local animal shelter If you live in a city, the city’s animal shelter is often a good place to go for help with your pet.

Your pet’s vet will also help you find out what services are available for your pet, including vaccinations and more.


Check the shelter website If you need help finding an animal shelter, visit the NHA website to find out where you can get help.


Get a health care plan for your dog, cat and/or dog/cat hybrid You may also want to consider getting a health insurance plan for yourself or your pet to help cover the cost of treatment if you are diagnosed with a heart disease or chronic condition.

Your veterinarian may also recommend a pet health plan that you can buy.


Talk to your vet about taking your pet out for a walk or exercise therapy This may also be a good time to talk to your veterinarian about taking a walk for your furry friend.

There is no standard length or intensity of exercise you need to do to help your pet recover from heart disease.

Exercise for cats and dogs that have heart disease can help your dog recover.

A good rule of thumb is to walk a minimum of twice a week for a minimum 10 minutes per session, but it’s not necessary.


Read about the types of heart diseases and the treatments available for them A list of the common heart diseases is available at the National Health and Medical Research Council.

It’s also important to check the Canadian Heart, Lymphatic and Blood Vessel Society (CHBS) website for more information about heart disease treatments and treatment options.


Check with your vet to make sure there is enough oxygen for your cat and dog’s heart When your pet gets sick, there may be a chance your pet will have trouble breathing or heart attacks.

If so, they should be taken to the hospital and have oxygen added to their blood supply.

This will help the body’s immune system heal.


Know what is considered normal and abnormal for your animal If your pet can’t get enough oxygen, it’s important to tell them about the symptoms of heart disease, the type of heart condition they have and any medications that may be needed to treat it. 11.

Call animal health at your local vet If you can’t call your veterinarian to discuss your pet health or to get the care they offer, call animal health in your area.

Animal health can help you with all of your animal health questions and more, and you can check out their website for information on how to get in touch.


Check in with your veterinarian or other vet for routine checks Your veterinarian will be able tell you if your dog’s condition is improving and whether any medications or therapy may be required.


Ask about heart surgery at your vet If your animal has a surgery or heart condition, the vet may be able offer a referral to the best surgery clinic for you.

You may need a referral from your vet’s office as well.


Talk with your health care team If you’re considering surgery, ask your vet how long it will take to get a referral and how long they plan to do so.

You can also ask about the procedure itself, including whether it will involve any blood work.


Make an appointment with your veterinary office for a visit to see your vet at your workplace or at home If your veterinarian says surgery is not appropriate for your health, they can give you an alternative appointment or schedule a consultation.

Your vet can also discuss your heart condition and what treatments you should be