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  • Ten percent of dogs are affected with heart disease.
    Ten percent of dogs are affected with heart disease.
  • Most times, medications can improve the quality of life for dogs with heart disease.
    Most times, medications can improve the quality of life for dogs with heart disease.
  • Some breeds have a predisposition for heart problems and benefit from routine screening.
    Some breeds have a predisposition for heart problems and benefit from routine screening.
  • Up to one in six cats have heart disease.
    Up to one in six cats have heart disease.

What to expect at your appointment

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete a new client questionnaire. This allows us an opportunity to create a medical record for your pet. If they have not already been sent, please be sure to bring along your pet’s recent medical records and diagnostic test results, such as blood work and thoracic radiographs (X-rays), so that they can be reviewed at your appointment. We also ask that you bring any medications that your pet is taking. Your pet may eat a meal before the appointment and should be given their medications as previously prescribed.

You and your pet will be greeted by a veterinary technician and escorted into an examination room. The technician will obtain a brief medical history from you and record your pet’s weight and vital signs. Dr. Maisenbacher will review this information with you and perform a thorough physical examination of your pet. He will then make recommendations for diagnostic testing and treatment options. A detailed treatment plan outlining the cost will be presented for your review and consent. Most cardiac diagnostic testing and treatment can be completed within 1 hour; however, there are some procedures or situations that may require additional time.