Q. An EKG showed ventricular arrhythmias on my 13 year old boxer x. Her doctor wants to do further testing. If surgery isn't an option, why test?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Certain medications can be used to limit progression of disease and reduce the risk of life-threatening arrhythmias but certain drugs should not be used in the presence of some heart conditions and therefore advanced imaging and certain blood tests can help to formulate the optimum treatment plan for your individual dog whilst limiting the risk of aggravating any other conditions.