Caring for Your Pet's Hormonal Imbalances in Charlotte, NC
Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with hormonal imbalances in your companion animal's body. Some hormonal diseases, like hyperthyroidism in cats and adrenal disease in ferrets, occur as a result of an excess of certain hormones. Other diseases, such as diabetes, are the result of too little of a certain hormone.
Depending on what organ is affected and whether the problem is an excess or a lack of a particular hormone, hormonal diseases can cause a multitude of clinical symptoms. 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
Although it might not seem like a big deal, these symptoms could be evidence of a much larger hormonal imbalance that could significantly impact your pet's overall health.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, please call (704) 334-4684 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.