February was a focus on hearts

Taking your pet to the vet for regular check ups (every 6-12 months) will help detect any health changes early. Sometimes we may hear a heart murmur (abnormal blood flow) or an arrhythmia (irregular rhythm). These may be reason for us to perform more tests such as x-rays, ultrasound and an ECG. Ask us if you’d like more information.

Heartworm prevention is one of the most important things you should do for your pet. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and it can be potentially fatal. Prevention is simple. Phone us today and make sure your pet is protected.

Did you know that dental disease can lead to heart problems in your pet? Plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause an infection of the gums. The bacteria from the gums enters the blood stream and can reach the lining of the heart and may lead to a condition called endocarditis. This is just another reason why a healthy mouth equals a healthy pet!

Call us to arrange a dental check up today.