Heart Murmur in Dogs

English cocker spaniel dog

How do I find out what is wrong with my pet?

  • An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) by a board certified veterinary cardiologist is the gold standard for definitive diagnosis.
  • Veterinary cardiologists are experts in heart mumurs and other heartdisease and have 4 years of training beyond veterinary college including a series of exams to become board-certified.
  • At CVCA, you are with your pet during the entire visit while we non-invasively diagnose your pet’s condition and tailor the treatment specifically to your pet and family.

What is my veterinarian’s role?

  • Your primary care veterinarian is an integral part of your pet’s cardiac care and receive a report of your pet’s cardiac evaluation the same day your visit occurs.
  • CVCA works together with you and your doctor to form a team to care for your pet.
  • Our goals are to delay or prevent congestive heart failure thus avoiding stressful emergency room visits.
  • After your visit, we are available to you and to your veterinarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for follow up communication.
  • At CVCA, we are passionate about your pet’s well being and the human-animal bond. For more information about heart murmurs in dogs, or help with diagnosing your pet give us a call today!