As we all know, our beloved pets get sick and we hope that one visit to the vet and one course of medication will be all that is required to bring them back to good health. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way and we are given the unfortunate news that our fur-baby has a chronic disease. Chronic diseases don’t come with one quick, cure-all. They are ongoing – sometimes even permanent – and they require a long-term treatment plan. Some of the most common chronic diseases in animals are:
- Arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hepatitis and other liver diseases
- Skin allergies
- Cushing’s and Addison Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Hyperthyroidism (cats) and Hypothyroidism (dogs)
News of a chronic disease can come so unexpectedly and it can make you feel helpless but the medical professionals at Broadway Veterinary Care want you to know that they are here for you and your pet. We can develop a plan, walk with you through it and bring your pet back to its best possible state of wellness.
A diagnosis of chronic disease will require extra vet visits, re-checks, repeat lab work, and medications that may need adjustments so that your pet is experiencing the least amount of side effects. Broadway Veterinary Care offers Chronic Disease Management so that your pet can experience optimal health. Chronic diseases can come with many twists and turns but it is possible for your pet to live a comfortable, happy life.
Keep in mind that the best step against chronic disease is preventive medicine. Keep up with your pet’s regular health checkups and routine tests. Finding disease early can greatly improve the outcome. Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Is your pet due for a check-up? Are you in need of Chronic Disease Management? Contact Broadway Veterinary Care today to schedule an appointment!