Acute or chronic?

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!

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