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Acute Illnesses Management

During hospital hours, Veterinaire Pet Care in Jersey City is fully equipped to provide your pet with diagnostics and treatments for acute illnesses, including:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Infections, such as hot spots or ear infections
  • Limping
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Abscesses
  • Excessive itchiness
  • Parasites, such as fleas and mites
  • Wounds and fractures
  • Ingestion of poisons, such as chocolate, rat poison, or chemicals

We understand: your pet is a beloved member of your family, and we understand that you never want to see your furry family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. If your pet is sick or injured, or you sense something is wrong, what do you do? The compassionate team at Veterinaire Pet Care Full Service Animal Hospital wants you to know that we’ll be here for you in your time of need.

Managing Chronic Illness

Chronic Diseases in Dogs & Cats
Caring for a pet with a chronic or long-term illness is an emotional journey. When you bring a pet into your home, you accept the responsibility to care for them not only in good times, but also in tough times.

In a perfect world, all illness and disease would be cured by a single dose of a medication or one course of antibiotics. While this is sometimes possible, chronic diseases often require multiple treatments and many require long-term management, sometimes for the rest of your pet’s life. Some of the most common chronic diseases in dogs and cats include:

  • Arthritis
  • Other orthopedic conditions
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Other liver diseases
  • Skin allergies
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cushing’s and Addison’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism (cats)
  • hypothyroidism (dogs)

Studies show many chronic conditions have continued to increase in the USA, in some instances at alarming rates. Since 2007, obesity rates have increased by 74% in dogs and 179% in cats. This is associated with other serious diseases such as arthritis, diabetes mellitus, and heart and respiratory disease. Because of this, some insurance companies now offer “chronic disease” policies.

With chronic conditions like these, multiple appointments with the patient and caring staff at Veterinaire Pet Care Full Service Animal Hospital will likely be needed to make sure that your pet is responding well to treatment. Over time, your pet may need adjustments to their medications to help them feel their best. We may need to send for more lab work than an otherwise healthy pet since these conditions and their treatment can affect other organs in your pet’s body. Recheck appointments and lab work ensure that your pet is receiving optimal care.

Overall, it is important to realize with Chronic Diseases that there is no single simple cure, and that management of their condition will require long-term treatment and recheck visits with your veterinarian. But by getting your pet the appropriate care, they can still live a comfortable and happy life for as long as is possible even with their disease.

Veterinaire Pet Care understands your pet is a beloved member of your family, and strives to improve the quality of life for every pet we treat. We proudly offer the highest levels of care along with the very latest in medical advances for your family pet. We at Veterinaire Pet Care care about your pets the same way you do, and want to do everything we can to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions, we're always glad to help!

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