The importance of pet physicals and their cardiovascular health

Many people visit a family doctor at least once per year for a routine physical. During that time, the doctor can check various vital signs, examine your cardiovascular health, ask important questions, and give you a thorough evaluation. Sometimes, the doctor will uncover a serious disease or medical condition. That’s why routine checkups are so important. Routine checkups with a veterinarian are also important for your cats, dogs, and other pets.

Physicals are especially important for cardiovascular health, which refers to your pet’s heart and the network of veins, arteries, and other things that ensure blood flows throughout the body. If you live in or near Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, or Mount Prospect, IL, contact Oakton Animal Hospital. Dr. Glenn P. Ephraim and Dr. Mary Svoboda will be happy to speak with you and check up on your pet!

Good Cardiovascular Health

Your heart is your motor, it keeps the body going, and delivers nutrients, oxygen, and other essentials throughout the body (while also removing things, like carbon dioxide). The same is true for your pet. The heart is vital for essentially every organ and function in the body.

Good cardiovascular health is likewise essential for your pet. Cardiology or the study of the heart, arteries, veins, and more is its own complex field. There are a lot of things to consider regarding heart health, such as physical exercise. How much exercise is enough for your pet? When could it be too much? Overexertion can be deadly, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health.

Keep Your Pet’s Heart in Good Shape!

Dr. Glenn P. Ephraim and Dr. Mary Svoboda work with a cardiologist and an internal medicine specialist to treat animals who are suffering from heart-related issues. Your pets will receive quality treatment in an environment they trust from a staff that they know. Our veterinarians will advise you on how to care for your pet, including developing a healthy diet, getting the perfect amount of exercise, and what medications might be needed to reduce cardiovascular risks.

If you live in or around Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, or Mount Prospect, IL, call our veterinarians today at (847) 439-8090 to schedule an appointment. Our pet care experts at Oakton Animal Hospital will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health. Se habla Español!

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