Download your own heart disease monitoring form
Heart disease monitoring is crucial to ensure your pet is enjoying a good quality of life. Keeping an eye on your pet is crucial when they have heart disease and also as they get older and heart disease hasn’t yet been diagnosed. Often there are subtle signs that we just don’t notice until it’s too late.
Our online vets have created a form that helps you to keep a record of your pet’s behaviours, vital signs, medications and well being. Complete the following form to get access to a downloadable pdf that you can print off each month.
Monitoring your pet in this way gives veterinarians facts that can help them to diagnose a problem, change medications and prevent other diseases or problems.
For those pets that are already on heart medication, this is a great exercise to perform daily, weekly, or monthly depending on your pet’s current status. If your pet has just started medications it would be wise to fill this in daily, until they become stabilised and then you can spread out your checks as per your veterinarian’s instructions.
For those of you who would like to be proactive and monitor your pets for any changes in their behaviour/vitals, this form would be perfect for a once a month check. Remember, the earlier you can pick up changes, the better it is for your pet. Prevention is always better than cure.
Dr Leigh our online vet discusses the symptoms of heart disease and how you can manage your pet at home in this tutorial.
If you have any questions about how to fill out the form or what you find with your pet, please ask them below and we will be only too happy to assist.