Advanced, Caring Veterinary Medicine for Concord Dogs & Cats
We’re here for your pet’s wellness exams and routine appointments. And, if more complicated veterinary problems arise, we certainly have knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of those as well. Along with thorough physical examinations and history taking, we make use of the latest equipment and advanced veterinary diagnostics.
Some common diseases that require internal medicine expertise are:
Allergies and other skin diseases
Cats and dogs can be allergic to fleas, food, and environmental factors, usually showing up as itchy or infected skin.
Arthritis and chronic pain management
Long term pain can be caused by age related degeneration or injury.
Cancer is associated with uncontrolled cell growth, and is the leading cause of death in senior dogs and cats.
Heart disease includes all disorders that affect heart function and is not always linked to advanced age.
Diabetes is a condition usually caused by a lack of insulin.
- Immune Related disorders
Kidney disease is one of the most common medical concerns in older dogs and cats.
Brain and spinal cord problems, including epilepsy and ruptured intervertebral disc, occur more frequently in some breeds.
Thyroid imbalances are readily treatable once diagnosed.
These include any condition that impairs the digestion, absorption, or movement of food through the stomach or intestines.
The beginnings of disease in your cat or dog are not always easy to recognize. Your “fur child” cannot tell you he or she is feeling poorly. Instead, you must read physical symptoms and observe behavior changes.
Six red flags, signaling a need to visit the vet include:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Loss of appetite or decreased activity
- Urinating more or less frequently
- Hair loss or itchy skin
- Stiffness, lameness, or difficulty rising
For more details, read this article, Pet Symptoms: 6 Signs of Illness in your Cat or Dog.
What Diet Should You be Feeding?
We offer dietary recommendations and we can special order food to be delivered to the hospital, depending on your pet’s individual needs. Hill’s Science Diet is recommended to support good health in the majority of our patients. The Hill’s Prescription Diet and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet lines offer foods that can actually help treat various diseases, such as kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, and food allergy. We can also provide you with recipes for dogs and cats who require home cooked diets.