Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with hormonal imbalances in your companion animal’s body. Hormonal diseases can occur as a result of an excess of certain hormones, such as hyperthyroidism in cats and adrenal disease in ferrets, or as a result of a lack of hormones, such as diabetes.
Hormonal diseases can cause a multitude of clinical signs, depending on what organ is affected and whether the problem is an excess or a lack of a particular hormone. Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are:
- Skin problems, such as hair loss or recurrent infections
- Increased drinking and urinating
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Weakness and lethargy
- Excessive panting
If your pet is suffering from some of these signs or symptoms, please call (704) 334-4684(704) 334-4684 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.
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