Guide to Electrocardiogram (E.K.G.)

An electrocardiogram (also known as an EKG or ECG) is a way for us to monitor the electrical activity of the heart as it beats. We run the EKG, a short and painless test, in house and have it reviewed by a board certified cardiologist offsite as quickly as the situation requires. We may recommend an EKG after hearing an abnormally slow, fast, or irregular heart rhythm on your pet, or to screen for less obvious problems in a senior pet or a pet about to undergo an anesthetic procedure. An EKG helps us better ensure that the heart is healthy enough for anesthesia, and may guide us in the treatment of certain heart disorders, improving our patient’s length and quality of life.

What our Clients are Saying

Since Dr. Lynch's return to practice, my Senior dog's problem of many years has improved tremendously with VOM, Acupuncture/Acupressure and Chinese herbs. Dr. Lynch's ability to assess the symptoms and zero in on an effective treatment was remarkable. I am thrilled to have these alternative veterinary services available in Traverse City.

~ Cindy H.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch for treatment. The acupuncture treatments that he has done for my cat, Maxx, have done a world of good. It has made a huge difference and the effects from the treatments have been immediate for Maxx. It is so nice to have this treatment option available.

~ Lori F.

I love everyone at Companion Animal Hospital!!!! Best place to take your pets, hands down! Miss seeing you all...I could have never asked for a better group of people to help with my babies

~ Emily H.

We have been taking our two cats and one dog to Dr. Izo for many years. She is an excellent, caring and down to earth person, who is a remarkable at what she does and the care she provides. The entire staff at CAHTC is great to deal with and they truly have your pet's best interest at heart.

~ Mark H.

Thanks to the entire staff of Companion Animal Hospital for tirelessly working with me to assist my dog with her fear of nail cutting! She is now able to have this procedure without any fears or resistance! Additionally the wellness care and the sincere interest in her from the staff is so nice. Always pleasant and professional the Doctors and staff are above average. I recommend this Animal Hospital to all my friends and co-workers and many now use them with the same satisfaction.

~ Denise B.

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