Monitor Your Cat’s or Dog’s Heart Condition
Heart disease in our pets is nearly as common as it is in us humans.
It can also occur with little warning.
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.
Download this heart disease monitoring form to help ensure that you recognise when their heart condition has changed so that you can ensure your pet receives prompt veterinary attention.
Our vets have recognised that sometimes it’s best to keep a record of a pet’s well-being.
This is why we 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 as 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.