Just like humans, animals can be affected by many types of diseases. Understanding animal illnesses will help you keep your pet safe and healthy. Here are a few of the most common illnesses found in dogs and cats. However, it’s important to note that all animals will have different risk factors for certain diseases. Ask your vet which illnesses are a particular risk to your pet.


Diabetes can affect dogs and cats, just like it affects humans. Animals with diabetes will often have similar symptoms to humans who develop the disease, like weight loss and excessive thirst. While diabetes can affect any dog or cat, certain breeds and/or lifestyles are more likely to develop the disease. Weight management, exercise, and medication can all help diabetic pets. Your vet can help you choose the best treatment options for your dog or cat.

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections and disorders are relatively common in dogs and cats. These issues can be caused by bacterial infections, improper hygiene, and even old age. While urinary tract issues are treatable, it is important that they are addressed quickly. Symptoms can be painful for pets and can also lead to other diseases. We offer treatments for urinary tract conditions in both dogs and cats. We can also recommend preventative measures to support a healthy urinary tract.


Cancer is a common problem, especially among aging pets. There are many different types of animal cancers, and each will present with different signs and symptoms. We can diagnose and treat animal cancers using both medications and surgeries. We also offer humane end-of-life care for pets with advanced forms of cancer. Regardless of how developed the cancer is, we will approach treatment with care and compassion, making the experience as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet.

Senior Pet Care

A pet’s needs change as they grow older. Our veterinary services help senior dogs and cats maintain their health and quality of life as they age. We can help your pet manage age-related issues such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and joint/bone diseases. We can also help you make changes to your pet’s diet, exercise plan, or lifestyle to better suit them as they get older.

Aging pets often need more veterinary care than younger animals do. Our goal is to make human and animal members of your family feel safe and comfortable in our practice, whether you are seeing us for disease management or end-of-life care.