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Pet Internal Medicine & Chronic Conditions

Internal medicine is a veterinary specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic or complex disorders that may affect your pet.

Pet Internal Medicine & Chronic Conditions in Brevard County, FL

Our experienced veterinarian is trained to manage pets with more complicated conditions that often involve concurrent chronic illnesses.

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Pet Internal Medicine & Chronic Conditions

As animals age, they, like humans, are prone to developing chronic conditions. Fortunately, veterinary medicine has made significant advancements in managing these conditions. Endocrine disorders, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome, and Addison’s disease, can be effectively diagnosed and treated in animals. With proper veterinary care, medications, and dietary management, animals with these disorders can lead relatively everyday lives.

Metabolic disorders, including kidney disease and pancreatitis, are common in aging animals. Through diagnostic techniques like blood tests and imaging, veterinarians can identify these conditions and develop appropriate treatment plans. Medications, dietary adjustments, and supportive therapies can help manage these disorders and maintain the animal’s overall health.

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is another common chronic condition in older animals. Veterinarians employ various strategies to alleviate pain and improve mobility, including medications, physical therapy, weight management, and, in some cases, surgical interventions.

With their expertise and access to advanced diagnostic tools, our veterinarian is equipped to diagnose and manage various chronic conditions in animals, helping them live comfortably and enhancing their quality of life as they age.