Diabetes occurs in dogs and cats who produce an inadequate production of insulin. A dog or cat with diabetes will have elevated blood sugar levels. With dietary control and daily injections of insulin most pet’s blood sugar levels can be regulated which allows them to lead active, healthy lives. The early signs of diabetes are:
- Frequent urination
- Drinking lots of water
- Increased appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
If you suspect that your pet could be suffering from diabetes, our veterinarians can run in-house laboratory test to check if there are high glucose levels in the blood and urine. Once a diagnosis has been made, we will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is right for your pet.
There are several different types of cardiac diseases that can affect the life of your pet. From congenital defects in a puppy, to heart valve leaks (degenerative valve disease) to loss of heart muscle tissue, heart disease may go undetected for some time. It is important that you look for warning signs and contact us right away if you see anything suspicious. Early warning signs include:
Your veterinarian will determine what testing is necessary to diagnose the presence of a specific cardiac issue and then work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is suitable for the stage of the disease.
Pets who are critically ill often need extensive nursing care or continuous monitoring and stabilization prior to or after surgery. Such care may involve supplementary nutrition, diagnostic testing, blood transfusions and management of metabolic disturbances. With staff on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we are able to provide constant care for those pets that need it the most.