Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the delicate balance of the body’s hormones. In pets, hormone imbalances can cause conditions such as:
- Pet diabetes
- Feline hyperthyroidism
- Canine hypothyroidism
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Endocrine organ cancer
The veterinarians of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital have the knowledge and education to help interpret your pet’s symptoms to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine issues. We also maintain excellent relationships with veterinary specialists from many practices so we can help clients find and select the best treatment options possible when the condition is more complicated.
For example, many cats develop hyperthyroidism. This is a debilitating condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of its hormone, resulting in an overly active metabolism. Some cats can be successfully treated using various medical and dietary methods that our doctors can provide, while other cats would benefit from a procedure called Radioactive Iodine Therapy.
Because of the radioactive substances used in this treatment, only specially certified veterinary hospitals can administer these treatments. Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has developed a relationship with practices that can provide Radioactive Iodine Therapy and can work closely with both our clients and the specialists to ensure pets receive the best care.
Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of our clients and patients and will work with you to help you find and select the best treatment options in the area. Please contact our friendly staff with any of your pet health questions.