Common Gastrointestinal Disorders in Dogs: Causes and Solutions

sad dog looking out the window.

When you have a dog with an upset stomach, it can be unpleasant for both you and your pet. Vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite in pets can have many potential causes. It’s not necessarily easy to tell all the time what the underlying issue is, but South Seminole Animal Hospital thinks it is important for pet owners to understand some common causes of tummy trouble and know when to worry and when to wait it out. 


Hypothyroidism and Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

pomeranian wearing glasses sitting near stethoscope.

The endocrine system is responsible for the production of important hormones that stimulate specific responses all over the body. These hormones help the body function effectively. Any slight deviation can affect the delicate balance of hormone production. Perhaps the most recognizable disease affecting the endocrine system is diabetes mellitus. However, hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease in dogs are among the most common health conditions facing canines today. 


Warning Signs of UTIs in Cats and Treatment

cat drinking water.

Going to the bathroom without incident is something many cat owners take for granted. Their cats simply enter their boxes, conduct important business, and hop out afterwards. While their cats may have strong opinions about the litter quality and scooping schedule, their bathroom habits are relatively uneventful. Unfortunately, not all cats experience such relief and satisfaction. Urinary issues in cats are fairly common, and the warning signs of UTIs in cats are worth recognizing and treating. 


Should I Worry If My Pet Has Watery Eyes?

Dog with eye infection.

Our pet’s eyes are central to who they are, and how we interact with them. As a result, any illness or injury to the eyes is noticeable immediately. If your pet has watery eyes all of a sudden (or intermittently), we can share possible reasons for this and what you can do to help them.


Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

For Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, your team at South Seminole Animal Hospital is excited to share with you all of the reasons we think these surgeries are so important. We want our pet parents to understand why it is such a vital part of proper wellness care


Preventing Diabetes in Pets Is Possible

Miniature bull terrier with a diabetes monitoring kit.

Diabetes in pets is a common disease that requires careful attention. Some breeds may be genetically predisposed to diabetes, but most cases can be prevented with a proactive approach with both diet and exercise. Pet diabetes can be treatable and oftentimes successfully managed.

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