Wellness Wednesday: Heart Specialists
Heart problems are very common in dogs, particularly in dogs over the age of 10. In June 2018 when Delilah was 11 we found out she had a heart murmur. We were working through diagnosis and treatment with our regular vet when our holistic vet recommended seeing a veterinary cardiologist. At the time I didn’t know such a thing existed. Delilah saw a veterinary cardiologist in Sept 2018. The diagnosis, prognosis and medication Delilah received from the veterinary cardiologist was different than what we heard from our regular vet. Though I believe our regular vet was well intentioned she was not a specialist and didn’t have the same quality of equipment or level of expertise that the veterinary cardiologist had. There are a lot of veterinary specialists out there. If your pup is diagnosed with something we highly recommend looking into some of the specialist options in that field, you might be surprised with what you find. I’m not sure this is the same for all specialists but the price the cardiologist charged for a visit was very similar to the charge from my regular vet for the same type of visit. Have you ever sought out a veterinary specialist?