Irregular Heart Beats

Any abnormal, irregular heart beats or rhythm of the dog or cat is related to many pet health conditions. An irregular heart rhythm may be a sign of Addison\'s disease, kidney failure or blood pressure issues. It is important to consult veterinarian to determine the cause of the irregular heart rhythm and to choose the treatment.

Irregular Heart Beats

How to Recognize

An irregular heartbeat may be too fast, too slow, or a nonconstant rate. If your pet is experiencing an exceptionally slow heartbeat, he/she may appear very lethargic. Irregular breathing can sometimes be a sign of an irregular heartbeat.


Your veterinarian may use an electrocardiogram to exam your pet\'s heartbeat and find any irregularities.

Irregular Heart Beats Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Similar Symptoms

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