Westway Animal Clinic
Where pets are part of the family!
1500 Royal York Road
Etobicoke, Ontario
westwayinfo@westwaydvm.com
416-243-3200

Cardiology (Heart)

Pet Heart DiseaseAlthough heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.

Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.

Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising. We can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, are usually needed to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease or failure.

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Location & Hours

1500 Royal York Road, Unit 29
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9P 3B6

Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm