Metabolic & Endocrine System Disorders

Metabolic & endocrine system disorders can significantly impact the quality of life that your pets enjoy. If you’re a Santa Clara, CA resident who suspects your pet has that kind of disorder, you can approach us at Silicon Valley Pet for assistance. The emergence of those aforementioned disorders cannot be ignored. Seek treatment for your pet right away and effectively prevent those issues from getting any worse.

What Metabolic & Endocrine System Disorders Are Known to Affect Pets?

Different kinds of metabolic and endocrine system disorders are capable of affecting pets. Two of the more common conditions that pet owners need to watch out for are diabetes and Cushing’s disease. 


Diabetes emerges when your pet’s body is no longer capable of using glucose normally. Left untreated, diabetes can take a huge toll on your pet’s health. You may notice that your pet is not as energetic as they once were. Your pet may even lose a lot of weight as the disorder continues to ravage your pet’s body.

Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease is another type of disorder that you must be mindful of as you care for your pet. Once the aforementioned disorder starts to manifest itself, it can cause a great deal of discomfort to your pet. You should also be wary of Cushing’s disease because of when it starts to become a problem. This disorder mainly affects older pets. 

Symptoms of Metabolic & Endocrine System Disorders

Before taking your pet to the veterinarian, there are certain symptoms you can watch out for if you suspect that your pet either has diabetes or Cushing’s disease. These symptoms include:

  • • Excessive thirst 
  • • Changes in appetite
  • • Skin infections
  • • Hair loss
  • • Lack of energy

As soon as you notice those symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 

Diagnosing and Treating Metabolic and Endocrine System Disorders 

If you suspect that your animal companion is dealing with some kind of disorder, our veterinarian will perform a pet exam to confirm that. The pet exam will include a blood chemistry test. Do not worry if our vet confirms that your pet does have one of those disorders. Both diabetes and Cushing’s disease are not death sentences. Our veterinarian may suggest changing your pet’s diet. We may also tell you to take your pet out more so they can get more exercise. In some cases, prescription medication will be necessary.

Schedule a Pet Exam with Our Veterinarian in Santa Clara, CA

Call Silicon Valley Pet Clinic today at (408) 248-3844 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 


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