Internal Medicine

Dogs and cats have complex biochemical systems, similar to our own bodies. Occasionally these systems can malfunction resulting in the need to identify the problem and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Many of these symptoms may be subtle or occur over several months before it becomes a noticeable concern. 

In advanced cases, every patient is different and requires individualized care and attention.  Our specialists’ advanced training, along with our cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, allows us to reach a diagnosis and consequently offer the recommended treatment to ensure your pet is back to feeling better soon. 

Whether your pet has a chronic condition or one that came on suddenly, we are here to help reach a diagnosis and provide a recommended treatment plan that is unique to your pet. Common symptoms that are concerning include increased thirst and urination, change in appetite, excessive weight gain or loss, excessive panting, lethargy, acute or chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea, acute or chronic pain or discomfort, urinary symptoms, skin disease, poor hair coat, anxiety and seizures. 

During an evaluation, we obtain an extensive environmental and medical history, evaluate your pet’s nutrition, current medications, and previous medical records. We will discuss your pet’s symptoms and any concerns you may have.  A thorough physical exam will be performed and findings will be discussed with you followed by recommendations. 

Common reasons for advanced workups include:

  • Anemia or other bleeding disorders
  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Coughing and other breathing problems
  • Endocrine disease (adrenal disease, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders)
  • Infectious disease
  • Kidney or bladder disease
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Liver disease
  • Unexplained weight loss

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