Veterinary Cardiology in Maywood
Keeping Your Pet’s Heart Healthy
At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, our mission is to provide, quality, state-of-the-art care to our patients. Because heart disease is increasingly prevalent in animals, we are proud to offer veterinary cardiology services to all of our patients. By carefully monitoring your pets and screening for common signs of this condition, we can treat many of the debilitating symptoms and help restore your animal companions’ quality of life.
What Are the Symptoms of Heart Disease?
Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of heart disease are also similar to those of many other conditions that affect pets.
Therefore, we recommend bringing your pet in for an exam if he or she exhibits one or more of the following symptoms:
- Persistent cough
- Heart murmur
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to exercise
- Abdominal swelling
Our Cardiology Services
At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, our facility is equipped with industry-leading technology that enables us to expertly and accurately diagnose heart conditions in pets. One of the best ways to monitor your pet’s heart is to have their blood pressure measured during routine wellness exams. Extremely high blood pressure can lead to heart failure. We will also perform blood tests during annual wellness exams. These measure your pet’s hormone levels; significant change is often an indication of heart failure.
Other diagnostic procedures include:
- X-rays to examine your pet’s heart, lungs, and bones: Through x-rays, we can make sure your pet’s heart isn’t enlarged and there is no fluid build-up in the lungs. If your pet requires a pacemaker, we will use x-rays to help us determine the best placement.
- EKGs: We use these to detect any abnormalities in your pet’s heart rate.
- Ultrasound: Through an ultrasound, our veterinarians can get a real-time view of your pet’s heart. We often use ultrasounds to screen for heart murmurs and observe blood flow.
On-Site Pharmacy and Shop
We offer a well-stocked pharmacy and an on-site retail area with pet treats, prescription diets and other pet supplies.
Thoughtful Guidance & Advice
We provide information and materials to help you understand your pet's diagnosis and make informed decisions.
AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital
Only 15% of animal hospitals are accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. We always strive to uphold the highest standards in professional pet care.
We're Pet People
We understand the bond between humans and animals and genuinely care about their health and your happiness.
“Dr. Swan and Dr. Kwon have provided the utmost compassion and support for my kitten.”- Miriam K.
“Dr. Buchholz is amazing and treats our dogs with loving care.”- Jay S.
“They are always trying to help and have good hours open.”- K.H.