Diagnosing Heart Problems in Dogs & Cats

To deliver the benefits needed to enable our pets to live longer and healthier lives, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital invests in the same types of high-tech equipment used in human hospitals and clinics. Since the hearts of dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems as human hearts, especially as pets grow older, it is important to monitor and test them for signs of heart problems.

Electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a non-invasive procedure that allows a veterinarian to check how your pet’s heart is performing. It measures the rate and regularity of the pet’s heartbeats and also measures the size and position of the heart chambers. In addition to heart measurements, an EKG will reveal signs of any existing damage to the cat or dog’s heart. As with humans, early detection of heart problems in your pet increases the opportunities for successful treatment of the pet’s heart condition

It is important to remember that chest pain is frequently the first sign of a heart attack and usually a reason to perform an EKG. However, unlike their owners, dogs and cats cannot communicate the fact that they are experiencing chest pain, and this important symptom often goes unnoticed. Periodic EKG tests for dogs and cats during their senior years are vital to protect your pet’s health and well-being during this stage of life.

Compassionate care 7 days a week.

Since 1974, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital has been providing pets in Waterford, West Bloomfield, and surrounding areas with state-of-the-art care.

Please note: Our prices are subject to change. For the most up-to-date pricing, please call our office.


6545 Cooley Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327
Click here for directions.


Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Contact Info

Phone: 248-363-1508
Fax: 248-363-7505
Email: ulvh@msn.com

Get in touch!

Ready to come see us?

Request an appointment online! We can't wait to see you and your furry friends.