Accurate Pet Hormonal Monitoring & Treatment
What is veterinary endocrinology?
Consisting of a system of glands (including the adrenal gland, ovaries, pancreas, parathyroid glands, pituitary gland, testes, and thyroid gland) that secrete functional hormones to regulate the body, the small animal endocrine system mimics that of the human. As an advanced animal hospital, we are able to accurately study, observe, and monitor the effects that these hormones have on your pet.
What are the symptoms of small animal endocrine disorders?
If your pet is suffering from an endocrine disorder, you may notice one or more of the following recurring symptoms:
- Significant increase or decrease in thirst
- Excessively frequent or infrequent urination
- Sudden change in weight (loss or gain)
- Weakness or altered energy levels
- Change in coat (hair loss or thinning of the fur)
- Persistent panting
- Unordinary appetite
- Vision loss or even blindness
- Pet skin disorders
Diagnosis of Veterinary Hormonal Diseases
It is imperative to your pet’s overall wellbeing to schedule an appointment with us if you notice any irregularities in your animal’s daily behavior like the symptoms listed above. Without treatment, endocrine disorders can quickly and easily deteriorate your pet’s health in a short period of time. Early diagnosis can make a world of difference in disease management and can help steer your pet to a path of comfortable living.
Common Small Animal Endocrine Diseases
- Cushing’s disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Addison’s disease
- Estrogen deficiency urinary incontinence
Treatment Options for Veterinary Hormonal Disorders
As with any treatment, we will customize a disease management plan that is tailored to the individual needs of your pet’s specific condition. This can comprise:
- Hormonal supplements or hormone replacement therapy
- Other prescription medications