Cardiologic problems are some of the most common health issues faced by our furry family members. Did you know that as pets get older, their chances of developing heart disease and other heart-related problems can increase? Roughly 75% of senior dogs have some form of heart issue and about 1 in 10 cats will have a heart problem at some point in their life. With early detection and proper treatment, your pet may still be able to have a good life despite their condition. Contact us to learn more about our cardiology services.

How can a cardiology exam help my pet?

Here at South Shore, our veterinarians provide a range of cardiology services that may help treat heart murmurs, high blood pressure, valvular disorders, congestive heart failure and more.

What are the treatment options for pets with heart disease?

After a private consultation with one of our veterinarians, your pet will be properly diagnosed and given a treatment plan tailored for their situation. Therapies will vary from one patient to another but the most common items in a care plan are:

  • Medications (for various uses like slowing fluid build-up in lungs, correcting irregular heartbeats, etc.)
  • Diet modifications (including prescription options that are low in sodium)


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Last updated: May 5, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital