For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pet’s body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.