Listening to your pet’s heart is also part of every physical exam. If anything out of the ordinary is noted we are prepared to investigate further with x-rays, EKG and Ultrasound and to make treatment recommendations from there. Cardiac Ultrasound (ultrasound of the heart) is often the most valuable tool in making a diagnosis of heart disease since it allows us to actually see the heart moving and thus detect changes in the structure and function of the heart. Please see ultrasound section for more information about this valuable diagnostic tool.