Dr Christopher Paige

GQ Offers Cardiology Consultations for dogs and cats performed by Dr. Christopher Paige MS, DVM, DACVIM

GQ Cardiology
Pet Cardiology Team

What is Veterinary Cardiology?

Veterinary Cardiology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline cardiovascular disease as well as some pulmonary disease.

The most common diseases of the heart and lungs in pets include:

Symptoms of Canine or Feline Heart Disease

  • Weakness
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Shortness of breath or apparent difficulty in breathing
  • Fast breathing at rest (not to be confused with normal panting)
  • Collapse
  • Fainting spells
  • Cough
  • Elevated heart rate

What to expect during a Cardiology Consultation

A cardiology consultation starts with a review of your pet’s medical history and test results followed by a combination of the following diagnostic tools, depending on your pet’s needs:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring: Monitoring blood pressure is a noninvasive way to determine if your pet has systemic hypertension.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG): An ECG (EKG) evaluates your pet’s heart rhythm. ECGs are diagnostic in cases of electrical disturbances, which can cause fainting, weakness and shortness of breath.
  • Echocardiography: An echocardiogram is a noninvasive comprehensive ultrasound that allows us to look at the chambers of the heart as well as how the blood flows through it.

Following the completion of these diagnostics, a thorough report of the Cardiologists findings is discussed with you and forwarded to your pet’s primary veterinarian for continued medical treatment of cardiac or respiratory disease.

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18610 E Rittenhouse Rd Bldg B
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Pet Rescues

This is a list of rescues that we support and help.

Dog Parks

Several dog-friendly parks and restaurants in the area.

  • Pocket Park for Pups
  • 22526 S Ellsworth Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ, US 85142
  • Mansel Carter Oasis Park
  • 19535 E Appleby Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ, US 85142
  • Cosmo Dog Park
  • 2502 E Ray Rd
  • Gilbert, AZ 85296
  • Uncle Bear’s Grill & Tap
  • 21151 S Rittenhouse Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Creek Side Taco Shack
  • 20401 S Sossaman Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • The Bistro
  • 22721 S Ellsworth Rd #107
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Lucky Lou’s
  • 23706 S Power Rd
  • Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Payment Help

If you are in need of a payment plan or financial assistance with your pet’s medical care you may contact some of the following resources for assistance. We offer payments plans with no interest financing for 6 months through Care Credit.