Pet Care & Long-Term Management of Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Obesity & More
The veterinarians of Crescenta Valley Veterinary Hospital provide services surrounding problems of the endocrine system. We offer years of experience in diagnosing and treating these problems in companion animals.
Pet Care for Endocrine Problems
The endocrine system in pets consists of organs and glands that secret hormones. Often, endocrine problems surface in reproductive issues for the breeder, but there are other areas of concern for pet owners.
Organs that produce hormones include the pituitary, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries, and testes. In pets, the endocrine system may include diseases and disorders such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism. Tumors or cancer in the endocrine system may also occur in pets.
We are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of these common pet diseases. Modern treatments and successful long-term management of these disorders allow our pets to live happy, healthy lives.
Managing an endocrine issue may include medications, regular monitoring, laboratory testing, and even dietary changes. We work with you to create an effective treatment plan, one that addresses the medical concerns of the patient and meets the needs of the pet owner for the life of your companion animal.
Pet owners may think of obesity as a behavioral issue—simply control food intake and activity, resulting in weight loss and return to health. However, veterinarians understand that obesity is a metabolic disease that can result in increased appetite, reduced metabolism, and chronic inflammation that may be responsible for other diseases.
Certainly, obesity can be influenced by changes in activity levels and feeding style. In addition, pets that have been spayed or neutered may experience a change in hormonal levels that influence body weight. Working with your veterinarian to control weight greatly enhances the overall health and longevity of your pets.
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