Just like humans, cats and dogs can suffer from a variety of problems related to their heart and lungs. About 15% of cats and 40% of small breed dogs will develop heart problems in their lifetime. Lakeshore is proud to provide compassionate care by a veterinarian who is residency-trained in cardiology. During your appointment, Dr. Fauske and her technical staff will be able to provide a diagnosis and treatment options that are best suited to your pet’s needs. Our goal is to restore and maintain your pet’s comfort and quality of life as soon as possible. 

If your pet exhibits any of the following signs and symptoms, they may benefit from a cardiac evaluation with our residency-trained cardiologist:

  • Chronic cough
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Fainting
  • Fluid accumulation in chest or abdomen
  • Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Heart murmur
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Shortness of breath or breathing problems

Our advanced diagnostics and treatments include:

  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter or event recording)
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cardiac-specific blood tests
  • Cardiac catheterization and angiography
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Emergency management (arrhythmias & heart failure)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional procedures (PDA occlusion, stenosis ballooning, pacemaker placements)
  • Radiography (X-ray)




Cardiology Day-of Instructions