Chronic Disease & Pain Management

In-Home Chronic Disease and Pain Management

Some diseases can be prevented with vaccinations. Others are easily treated with a single round of antibiotics or simply run their course. Chronic conditions, however, are not so easily handled. Chronic diseases and medical conditions are much more difficult to resolve and often stick around for the entirety of a pet’s life. While these diseases cannot always be completely resolved, many chronic conditions can be treated and their symptoms can be safely managed with long-term medications. With proper treatments and therapies, the progression of chronic diseases can be slowed and sometimes prevented from worsening.

Common Chronic Pet Conditions

Several different chronic conditions can affect both cats and dogs. Some of these include:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine Disorders (Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism)
  • Heart Disease (high blood pressure and congestive heart failure)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disorder
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Seizures
  • Urinary Incontinence

Symptoms of chronic conditions in pets vary, depending on the pet’s normal behavior and the specific underlying condition causing symptoms. If you notice any change in your pet’s behavior, appetite or appearance, we encourage you to schedule a check up right away.

Screening Pets for Chronic Illness

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.

At-Home Veterinary Visits Equal Stress-Free Chronic Disease Appointments

Visiting any unfamiliar place – especially a veterinary clinic – can cause pets anxiety. Not only is stress unpleasant and unhealthy for a pet already living with a medical problem, it can also affect the accuracy of diagnostic tests. Capital Home Veterinary Care’s mobile clinic is fully equipped with diagnostic tools and a pharmacy to monitor, test and treat our patients’ chronic conditions so they can be managed at home without the stress of clinic visits.

We provide pet patients with everything from diagnostic testing, nutritional counseling, environmental management and internal medicine to a variety of long-term treatments and therapies to safely and effectively manage their health conditions. To learn more about our mobile services and how we can help your Richmond pet manage his or her pain and chronic condition, contact us today.

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