Endocrine Disease

Although our pets are unable to speak human language, they communicate to us in their own way through body language and behaviour. Have you ever wondered how a vet knows what is wrong with your pet? Although we would like to think they are ‘pet whisperers’ or ‘Dr Doolittle’s’, a large part of their diagnosis is based on assessing your pets behavioural response and body language.

If you notice that your pet’s behaviour is abnormal it may indicate a health condition or illness is present. It is important to be aware of what behaviours are ‘normal’ for your pet and especially when they change. By noticing subtle changes in your pet’s behaviour and acting early you may be able to start treatment earlier. In turn, saving your pet prolonged discomfort and potentially saving yourself money by getting onto treatment in early stages.

If you have any concerns about your pet’s behaviour or have noticed any changes whether drastic or subtle, please contact the veterinary clinic to discuss with one of the experienced staff members.