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Prevent & Treat Pet Heart Disease at Peninsula Center

pet cardiology

Peninsula Center Pet Hospital provides cardiology services for pets, including the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and defects. For the convenience of our patients and pet owners, we work with a board-certified radiologist and cardiologist who can provide services on site.

Heart Disease in Pets

Veterinary cardiology addresses diseases and disorders of the heart. Many senior dogs and cats develop heart disease, but heart problems can occur in pets of all ages.

Very young pets may be born with heart abnormalities or defects. Additionally there are many breed- or age-related problems that can affect the heart. Regular wellness checkups go a long way toward detecting problems in the earliest stages.

Some Heart Diseases Are Preventable

Some diseases can secondarily cause heart problems, if not caught and treated promptly. Dental disease, kidney and other metabolic diseases, and parasites can have an impact on the heart and other organs.

Pets with these untreated diseases may experience permanent repercussions. Simple and reasonable deterrents to this type of disease are readily available today: annual dental exams and cleaning and monthly heartworm preventives if indicated.

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Dr. Herrera and her staff have been so good to my grandmother and her dogs for the past 15 plus years. During the last days of one of her dogs, Dr. Peggy stayed with him even on the weekend before he passed to care for him and make him comfortable. And when grandma could no longer care for her last pup, Dr. Peggy kept him for her and adopted him out to a good home. There is not that many vets out there that would take the time to help an old lady find a loving home for their pet, but Dr. Peggy is special and cares about her patients. Dr. Herrera is TOPS in my book. Thanks for taking care of my grandma.
-Niki C.
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