Virtually any disease or medical condition that develops in humans can develop in our pets. A large portion of our practice at Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital focuses on treating animals with acute conditions—problems that come on suddenly and cause noticeable distress for the pet. Some of the acute health problems we commonly treat in dogs and cats include injuries; skin problems and itching; vomiting and diarrhea; parasites; infections; dental problems; and allergies.
Acute conditions that linger, and/or repeated bouts of the same illness can evolve into life-long problems for the pet. Chronic conditions like arthritis, bronchitis and emphysema, thyroid problems, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and urinary problems can significantly impact the quality of life for a pet and, usually, his human family as well. Essential to managing any chronic disease is identifying and controlling the factors that cause the illness to return.
Some chronic problems—especially those that develop over time like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure—can occur without producing clear-cut symptoms. To the pet owner, the gradual overall decline in her animal means he is “just getting old.” However, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for these types of chronic health problems can dramatically restore a pet's health and vitality, to the amazement and delight of his owner!
Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions and injuries in animals. You can rely on us to provide comprehensive and high-quality medical care for your pet's medical problems. As your resource for up-to-date, accurate information about any of your pet's health matters, we are happy to answer your questions. Drop by or call us today!
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