Protect your pet’s heart health with in-house EKG services at Companion Animal Hospital in Traverse City, MI.

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Understanding Electrocardiogram (EKG)

At Companion Animal Hospital, we prioritize the well-being of your beloved pets above all else. That’s why we offer comprehensive Electrocardiogram (EKG) services as a vital part of our in-house diagnostics.

What is an EKG, and How Does It Work?

An Electrocardiogram, commonly referred to as an EKG or ECG, is a painless and non-invasive test that allows us to monitor the electrical activity of your pet’s heart as it beats. This invaluable diagnostic tool records the heart’s rhythm and can identify irregularities that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Our In-House EKG Services

  • Convenience: At Companion Animal Hospital, we conduct EKG tests right here in our clinic, ensuring quick and hassle-free evaluations for your pet.
  • Expert Consultation: For more complex cases, we have the flexibility to send EKG results to board-certified cardiologists electronically. Their specialized expertise helps our veterinarians create customized treatment plans tailored to your pet’s specific needs.
  • Medication Guidance: Collaborating with cardiologists allows us to determine the most effective medications for your pet’s heart condition, enhancing the overall treatment process.
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When Might Your Pet Need an EKG?

We may recommend an EKG for your pet in various situations, such as:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms: If we detect an abnormally slow, fast, or irregular heart rhythm during a routine examination, an EKG becomes a valuable diagnostic tool to assess the issue further.
  • Senior Pets: An EKG can be a crucial part of routine health screenings for older pets, helping us identify potential heart problems before they become more serious.
  • Anesthesia Preparation: Before anesthetic procedures, we may recommend an EKG to ensure your pet’s heart is healthy enough for anesthesia. This precautionary measure enhances safety during surgeries.
  • Heart Disorder Management: If your pet is diagnosed with a heart disorder, an EKG aids in creating a treatment plan that maximizes both the length and quality of life.

Prioritize Your Pet’s Heart Health at Companion Animal Hospital

At Companion Animal Hospital, we understand that your pet is not just an animal but a cherished member of your family. Our commitment to their health and happiness is unwavering, and our EKG services reflect this dedication.

Choosing us means choosing compassionate and expert care for your pet’s heart health. We are here to ensure that your furry companion’s heartbeat remains strong and steady, providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Don’t wait to prioritize your pet’s heart health. Contact us today to schedule an EKG for your pet, and let us safeguard their well-being. Your pet’s heart is our priority, always.