We are making February HEART HEALTH month, and we will be bringing you all things related to your pet’s ticker.
To kick off Heart Health month, here are a few symptoms to look out for that may be a telltale sign of heart problems:
Keep an eye out for: reluctance to go on walks or to play, not being able to walk as far, generally slowing down.
Keep an eye out for: coughing (however, very few cats cough, even in advanced stages of heart disease), increased resting respiratory rate or effort.
Loss of appetite.
Keep an eye out for: loss of interest in food, food left in bowls after meal times or not having to fill the bowl as often for pets that tend to graze.
Keep an eye out for: increased reclusiveness in cats, increased lethargy in cats and dogs.
Please note: this list is by no means exhaustive and if you are concerned about your pet’s health at all then please book in for a consultation with a vet.