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Feline Chronic Disease Management

Feline Chronic Disease Management

Cats can have chronic illnesses, too.  A chronic condition is an ongoing injury or illness that can last a lifetime.  Chronic illnesses for cats include allergies, diabetes mellitus, IBD, obesity, and chronic kidney disease.

The most common feline chronic diseases we see at Winter Park Veterinary Hospital are:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic upper respiratory issues
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Herpes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Kidney disease
  • Lower urinary tract disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Obesity

To keep your cat healthy, chronic conditions in cats often require regular medication and frequent visits to us for monitoring.  We know how daunting it can be to bring your cat to us.  This is why we practice the gentle approach to pet care—to provide as many stress-free visits for our cat families as possible.

By getting the appropriate care at Winter Park Veterinary Hospital, your cat can still live a comfortable and happy life for as long as is possible, even with their disease.

If your cat does have a chronic condition, the caring team members at Winter Park Veterinary Hospital will talk to you about the best treatment options for your cat.  Once your pet is on a treatment plan and doing well, we will make sure your cat is responding well to the treatment over time. Recheck appointments and lab work ensure that your pet is receiving optimal care.

Overall, it is important to realize with chronic diseases that there is no single simple cure.   Keeping your cat healthy and happy is our goal, and all of us at Winter Park Veterinary Hospital are here to help you manage your cat’s condition.   

Please call us today to schedule an appointment if you have any questions or concerns about your cat’s health, would like to receive a receive a second opinion from one of our veterinarians, or your cat’s long-term care.