Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care managementin Mandeville, LA
Long-term dog illnesses, or diseases, that require ongoing treatment can feel overwhelming for pet parents. Diseases like diabetes mellitus, decreased kidney function and painful joint issues can be challenging, as well as many other chronic illnesses that might require ongoing care. Some other chronic medical conditions that occur commonly in our pets are skin allergies, heart disease, and chronic intestinal problems such as food sensitivities and inflammatory bowel disease.
Many chronic conditions can be successfully managed with special diets, prescription pet medications, and veterinary care. At Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital, our doctors and staff take a holistic approach to your pet’s treatment plan that not only benefits your pet but also helps you effectively cope with the emotional stress of caring for a pet with a chronic illness.
What to expectMost common diseases requiring chronic care
- Arthritis & Other Orthopedic Conditions
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hepatitis & Other Liver Diseases
- Skin Allergies (Atopy)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Cushing’s & Addison’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Hyperthyroidism (Cats) and Hypothyroidism (Dogs)
- Heart Disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you screen pets for chronic illness?
Yes, depending on your pet’s age, species, breed, lifestyle, and health status, screening for chronic illnesses will likely be a part of his or her routine wellness appointments. Scheduling regular wellness appointments and screening pets for chronic diseases ensures early diagnosis and prompt treatment. When diagnosed early in development, most chronic conditions can be effectively treated and managed.