Treating Chronic Diseases in Dogs and Cats with Internal Medicine in Hilton Head, SC

If your four-legged family member presents to us with a chronic disease or infection, know that they are in good hands with our team. At Island Holistic Veterinary Center, we apply our scientific knowledge and clinical experience in internal medicine to diagnose, treat, and manage common conditions including kidney and liver disease, Cushing’s disease, and much more. Our hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art in-house laboratory, digital X-ray, and ultrasound, which allow us to find answers quickly and diagnose problems during your visit. This, in turn, allows us to find and begin an appropriate treatment for your pet right away.

Has your pet been acting differently? Are you concerned about their health? Call (843) 671-PAWS or schedule your checkup online.

Common Conditions Seen in Dogs and Cats

The first step to treating your pet’s problem is knowing what it is. Some of the more common health conditions we treat in dogs and cats include:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Systemic infections

Signs of Illness in Your Pet

While pets are known for their ability to hide signs of illness, there are some physical and behavioral changes that might be cause for concern. It’s important that you contact your vet if you observe any of these issues at home (especially if they are ongoing):

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased interest in playing and socializing
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Urinating less frequently and in smaller amounts
  • Coughing

We Offer Traditional and Alternative Treatment Options for Chronic Illness

If your pet is diagnosed with a chronic disease, be assured that there are many different treatment options available at our hospital to improve their condition. We can combine traditional medication therapy with holistic medicine, including food therapy, supplements, herbal medicine, and acupuncture, to give your companion the most complete and effective care possible.

To consult with us about your pet’s condition and treatment options, get in touch with us by calling (843) 671-PAWS or make an appointment online.