Treatment & Care for Your Pet
Endocrinology involves the study of hormones and their effect on your pet. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we diagnose and treat many common endocrine disorders that are found in dogs and cats.
If your pet is suffering from an illness associated with the endocrine system, you may notice several signs. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Energy levels that are out of the ordinary
- Coat changes
- Abnormal behaviors
- Drinking too little or too much
- Urinating more or less
- Changes in eating behavior
- Excessive panting
- Skin disorders
- Weight gain or loss
Some endocrine diseases include:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Estrogen Deficiency Urinary Incontinence
If left untreated, these diseases can have devastating effects on your pet’s health, but early diagnosis and treatment can be very effective.
Lifelong Treatment for Your Pet
Once diagnosed, treatment for endocrine disorders involves lifelong home care. We will work with you to develop the most effective treatment regimen and will take the time to explain and show you how to administer the medications to your pet.