The older we get, the more likely health problems will crop up. The same is true for our pets and that is why endocrinology is a very important part of our work at Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic.
The endocrine systems controls the creation of hormones, which in turn control many dffierent functions of pets. In middle age to older pets, the hormone levels have more of a tendency to get out of balance and create problems.
Those problems include:
- Addison’s Disease
- Cushing’s Disease
Symptoms can include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, weight gain and hair loss.
Unfortunately, many diseases caused by endocrine issues can appear to be other diseases. At Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic we offer many diagnostic options to evaluate hormone levels and determine the best possible treatment options for your pets.
Some of those options may require treatments for the rest of the pet’s life. Constant monitoring will be important. Our veterinarians at Meadowbrook will make sure you know what to watch for in your pet.
These problems are not more or less frequent in any certain breeds.