I find that many of my clients don’t understand the terms ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ when working with their veterinarian. To manage a range of health conditions, it’s really important to differentiate between the two words.
If a problem is acute, its symptoms appear, change or worsen rapidly.
If a problem is chronic, the condition worsens or changes over a period of time.
Acute vs chronic – look out for these terms when working with your dog’s healthcare team!