AuscultationAn auscultation is where the cardiologist uses the stethoscope to listen to your animal's heart. The exam should be performed in a quiet environment and your animal should be as calm as possible. An excited, panting dog and/or noise environment can cause the cardiologist to miss a faint murmur. Additionally, if your breed clears by auscultation, it is advised that you have your dog screened annually even once s/he is no longer in the breeding program. The auscultation cannot rule out minor cardiac abnormalities and/or congenital defects that do not become apparent until/unless they are severe. The test takes about 5 minutes.
24-Holter Monitor OR EKG
Litter AuscultationThe cardiologist listens to the heart's on a litter of puppies. Fees are based on litter size- 5 or less OR 6 or more.
Litter Aortic Root EchoFor breeds prone to SAS, this mini echo looks specifically at the aortic root region for signs of SAS to assist breeders with making decisions about placing/keeping puppies. This is not a full echocardiogram and does not replace that. Any puppy with findings suggestive of SAS should have a complete echocardiogram in the future. Rates are based on litter size- 5 or less OR 6 or more.