Cardiology for Pets

Your pet’s heart is a vital organ that needs to stay healthy for their survival. Similarly to your own heart, theirs is responsible for pumping blood throughout their body. Our clinic has expertise to diagnose heart issues and create plans to manage any diseases.

What are symptoms of heart disease in pets?

Common signs to look out for are:

1. Rapid weight loss
2. Laboured breathing
3. Persistent coughing
4. Decreased energy
5. Fainting

These symptoms can also stem from other health issues so we encourage you to contact us as soon as you notice them. Schedule an appointment at 905.707.9059.

What causes cardiac issues in pets?

There are many reasons why your pet may develop heart problems. Some are born with heart defects, which may have been due to genetics. Older pets are at risk of developing heart problems, too. Overweight pets also have a higher risk of developing cardiac problems. With routine checkups (twice a year) we can detect heart problems in the early stages.

How are cardiac problems in pets treated?

To determine the best course of treatment we consider the severity of your pet’s case, along with their age and lifestyle. We may treat heart disease with surgery, diet/lifestyle changes and medication. If your pet has developed heart problems due to heartworms we’ll offer medication to rid them of worms.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic