Chronic Conditions

Treatment for Chronic Conditions in Pets

If your pet has a chronic condition, you know the importance of finding a quality veterinarian with whom you can have a long-term relationship. If you are in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, or Newport Beach, trust our staff at Costa Mesa Animal Hospital to care for your pet's problem. Chronic illnesses can last for the lifetime of your pet, but with good care, your companion animal can have as full a life as possible.

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What Are Chronic Conditions in Pets?

Just like people can have illnesses that last for years, so can pets. These problems often require more frequent vet visits, various prescriptions, or surgeries. However, with quality intervention, a chronic illness does not have to reduce your pet's life quality. Today's veterinary practices have many options available to help your pet, even if it has one of the following common chronic problems:

  • Asthma
  • Atopy (environmental allergies)
  • Dental disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity  
  • Osteoarthritis

Studies have shown that chronic conditions such as those above are increasing in both cats and dogs. Some have connections. For example, obese pets have higher chances of developing osteoarthritis, heart disease, and diabetes due to the stress the extra weight puts on the body. Diabetes raises the chances of kidney problems, especially in cats.

Early recognition and treatment, though, can extend your pet's life. For instance, cats diagnosed early with kidney disease can live for an average of two to three more years. However, kidney disease found in a cat at an advanced stage shortens the animal's life expectancy to six months.

How to Do Vets Treat Pets With These Conditions?

The treatment needed for a chronic problem depends on the condition. For example, a pet with obesity may require special nutritional counseling for its caretakers. A cat or dog with dental problems will need dental care that may include tooth removal or regular cleanings.

Our facility helps pet parents to maintain their companion animals' health by offering a variety of payment options and affordable services where possible. The key to ensuring that your pet has the best chance at a longer life is through early diagnosis and regular treatment from a trusted veterinary practice.

Schedule Your Pet's Appointment With Our Veterinary Staff

When you have a pet with a chronic condition, you need a veterinarian who can work with you to offer you affordable options that still can help keep your pet healthy and happy. At Costa Mesa Animal Hospital, we keep the health of your pets as our top priority. If you live in the Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa areas, contact us at 949-548-3794. We want to help you to give your pet the best life possible, even if it has a chronic condition.

 

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