For South Bellmore Veterinary Group, prevention is the key to a good health. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to take good care of your pet’s health by being equipped with as much information as possible to help detect early signs of a disease and prevent its complications. If you ever notice any distinct health problem with your pet, seek a veterinarian immediately to properly examine the health and well-being of your pet.
One of the most common health problems which affect all types of pet is OBESITY. The main reason for this nutritional disorder is the lack of exercise and overfeeding your pet. This condition can result in serious adverse health effects like heart disease, diabetes mellitus, digestive organ damages and arthritis.
Aside from obesity, DIABETES MELLITUS are also one of the underlying health problems in pets which are directly related to obesity. Some of its symptoms are a change in appetite, excessive thirst, weight loss and slow healing wounds. This type of condition can be controlled by proper exercise and strict dietary plan but there are cases, if the condition gets worst, pets will require insulin therapy.
PERIODONTITIS is one of the most common bacterial infection in the mouth of pets, severe cases of this kind of condition may result in a loss of teeth and if neglected may also cause heart attack and other digestive problems. Usually, the symptoms for this kind of health condition are bad breath or halitosis, swollen and bleeding gums and change of appetite. Visit your veterinarian for immediate treatment to this kind of condition.
Pets can get FRACTURED BONES with a number of various reasons. And usually, pets are good at hiding their pain when it comes to broken bones. Thus, make sure to notice even the smallest changes in your pet’s behavior and actions. Common signs of a fractured bone are limping and swelling. Bring your pet to a vet for proper medical attention, treatment involves surgery, splint or cast.
PARASITE AND WORM INFESTATION is a very common health issue in pets. Intestinal parasites like roundworms, tapeworms and heartworms live inside your pet’s gastrointestinal tract. These worms can significantly affect your pet’s health and can cause malnutrition, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. Bring your pet to a veterinarian for parasite preventatives.
Along with intestinal worms come external parasites like fleas, ticks and mites. This creepy crawlies can cause serious skin problem if left untreated. Moreover, some of these parasites can even give discomfort and transmit diseases to you and your family so it is better to prevent it from getting worse. When it comes to skin problems, you can rely on South Bellmore Veterinary Group without getting scammed as they are equipped to treat and handle a full complement of your pet’s dermatologic needs. Their 5000 square foot facility has in-house lab which allows them to quickly diagnose and treat bacterial and fungal disease, ectoparasites such as demodectic and scabetic mange, ear problems, and allergy testing/shots. Moreover, they offer medical shampoos and ointments as well as flea and tick preventatives. Visit their website to know more about their services.