We have some exciting news at Cardiology Northwest—we’re moving! We will be relocating to a space within the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin in October, and by October 2nd we will be ready to see clients at the new space. Our updated address will soon be: Cardiology Northwest 8250 SW Tonka Street Tualatin, OR 97062 … Read moreWe’re Moving!
When your pet is diagnosed with heart disease, you may wonder: “How much can be done to prolong a good quality of life? Do the medications that my veterinary cardiologist recommends really do anything?” There are multiple diagnostic tests or medications that may be recommended to help your four-legged companion manage heart disease. You may … Read moreImproving Quality of Life for Pets with Heart Disease: This Is EPIC.
Back in July we had the pleasure of meeting Darcy, an adorable 2 year-old Collie. She was fresh off the plane from South Korea where her new owner, an Oregon-based veterinarian, had fallen in love with her sweet personality! During Darcy’s stateside health screening, x-rays showed her heart was bigger than normal, and she tested … Read moreHeartworm: Worth an Ounce of Prevention
“I’m Loving It”, “Just Do It”, “Have It Your Way”… The world is full of buzzwords. But when you get down to it, what do they really mean? When Cardiology Northwest joined the Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego in 2014 we were presented with the unique opportunity to rethink everything. As a team, we … Read moreCollaboration: Partners in Heart Health
Throughout our pets’ lifetimes we give them everything– our time, energy, attention, and sometimes even the food off our plates! Most importantly we give them all the love in our hearts. The final gift we are able to give our furry family members is peace. The decision to euthanize is one of the most difficult … Read moreQuality of Life Assessment: Is it “the right time?”
Whether we learned it through health class, the media, or experiences in our own lives we generally have a good idea of what keeps our hearts healthy! We know that lifestyle choices like not smoking, eating a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding stress greatly reduce our chances of acquiring heart disease. When we hear … Read more5 Myths About Heart Disease in Animals
How often have you looked at your dog or cat and thought “If only I knew what was going on inside your head?” This inability to communicate is especially frustrating when our furry family members aren’t feeling well. They can’t tell us when they’re feeling under the weather. They count on us and regular check-ups … Read moreDiagnostic Toolbox: Echocardiogram
For over 30 years Cardiology Northwest has proudly partnered with local rescue and non-profit organizations such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, Cat Adoption Team (C.A.T.) and Lovers Not Fighters. Collaborating with countless rescues, volunteers and veterinarians, Dr. Wood has managed the cardiac care of many pets who had seemingly run out of options. There … Read moreCalling All Big Hearts!
As a practicing board certified cardiologist, Dr. Wood wants all pet owners to understand one thing: sometimes despite your best efforts, your pet’s cardiac status will change suddenly. Recognizing the signs, and having a plan in place before an emergency occurs, could make all the difference in your furry family member’s ongoing cardiac care. There … Read moreEmergency 101: Where , When & Why
For many, summer means long and lazy afternoons in the sun. However, animals with heart disease frequently suffer from heat intolerance. Overheating can complicate respiratory problems, and cause progressive issues. With summer finally in full swing we’ve compiled a list of ways to cool your furry friend down when they seem to be struggling! Wrap … Read moreTips & Tricks to Keep your Pet Cool