Just like humans, cats and dogs can suffer from a variety of problems related to their heart and lungs. About 15% of cats and 40% of small breed dogs will develop heart problems in their lifetime. Lakeshore is proud to provide compassionate care by a veterinarian who is residency-trained in cardiology. During your appointment, Dr. Fauske and her technical team will be able to provide a diagnosis and treatment options that are best suited to your pet’s needs. Our goal is to restore and maintain your pet’s comfort and quality of life as soon as possible.
If your pet exhibits any of the following signs and symptoms, s/he may benefit from a cardiac evaluation with our residency trained cardiologist.
- Chronic cough
- Congenital heart defects
- Exercise intolerance
- Fluid accumulation in chest or abdomen
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Heart murmur
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Shortness of breath or breathing problems
Available diagnostics and treatments include:
- Ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter or event recording)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Cardiac-specific blood tests
- Cardiac catheterization and angiography
- Echocardiography (ultrasound)
- Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
- Emergency management (arrhythmias & heart failure)
- Radiography (X-ray)
Our residency trained cardiologist is an expert in all cardiac conditions and can help your pet. Dr. Fauske and her team will work with you to identify the specific cause of your pet’s condition and then develop a treatment plan that is best suited for your pet.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY PET?
Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment. After calling Lakeshore to schedule an appointment, be sure to ask your primary care veterinarian to send over all pertinent medical records so that we can prepare for your first visit. The initial consultation includes a review of your pet’s medical history, a physical examination, an assessment of current concerns, and recommendations for next steps.
CARDIOLOGY APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
- Feed your pet normally on the day of the appointment. Give all medications, as prescribed, the morning of your pet's appointment.
- Bring in a detailed list of all medications including dosage, what time you give it, the last dose given, and any medications that have run out. It is most ideal to bring in all bottles, this includes empty bottles.
- Please include all over the counter and any flea and tick or heartworm prevention that was given.
- Fill out the provided diet sheet with all food given and when given. If you are unable to print please let the Client Care Specialists know when you check-in.
- Feed your pet normally on the day of the appointment.
- If your primary veterinarian cannot send radiographs digitally, please bring a copy to your appointment.
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