Common Pet Problems

Common Pet Problems

Common Pet Problems As Noted by a Miami Beach, FL Veterinarian

Unfortunately, your pets may require urgent care or emergency pet care. Some problems aren't serious enough to warrant an immediate visit but are still a cause for concern. At Natural Holistic Health Care, located in Miami Beach, FL, we offer you pet natural remedies to help with common conditions that cause pets pain and other unpleasant symptoms.

Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis is a term that describes swelling in your pet's joints. This condition causes pain and discomfort. It can even limit the amount your pet can move. Unfortunately, it's a common problem that veterinarians see in pets as they age. Larger breeds of dogs are especially prone to this condition.

Although arthritis doesn't require emergency pet care or even urgent care, we recommend that families bring their furry friends in if they have any signs of this issue. Veterinarians can offer treatments that manage the pain and prevent further joint damage from progressing rapidly.

Allergies in Pets

Allergies in pets can occur when a pet comes in contact with a substance or particle that triggers an immune response. For instance, the pet may either ingest, inhale, or have skin contact with the allergen.

Depending on the severity of your pet's allergy as well as the type of allergy and how much your pet comes in contact with the allergen, your pet may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching or biting of the skin
  • Runny nose
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive shedding

Chronic Health Conditions

Conditions like heart disease and diabetes can affect pets. These issues can impact your pet's quality of life and even decrease the pet's life expectancy.

Our patients with heart disease may experience swelling in their extremities. They may cough frequently or experience difficulty breathing.

Diabetes can cause a reduction in appetite, vision loss, or recurring urinary infections, among other problems.

Frequently, we see patients who have allergies, arthritis, or chronic health problems. At our clinic, we strive to provide these pets with natural treatments. That, however, doesn't mean your pet can't take medications to manage their conditions. We prescribe treatments to enhance your pet's results of the medication or decrease your pet's reliance on these medications.

Natural Holistic Health Care Your Veterinary Care

To ensure that your pet is receiving total wellness care, visit Natural Holistic Health Care, in Miami Beach. If your pet shows signs of any of these health problems, or you want other veterinary care for your pet call 305-653-7244.