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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. Peggy Herrera has been treating our family for the last 25 years. By our family, we mean exactly that; our cats and dogs are members of our family. Dr. Herrera has seen us through the glorious puppy and kitten years, the usual bumps and scrapes of mid-life, and the difficult, heartrending decisions at the end of our beloved pets lives. We are so grateful to Dr. Herrera for all the excellent care and guidance she has given us over the last 25 years and will continue to trust her judgment long into the future. Thank you. -Regina and Brian Kelberg
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