Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Pet Conditions
The treatment of diseases and disorders of the internal systems of animals is the focus of veterinary internal medicine.
Our veterinary internists have extensive experience diagnosing and treating difficult cases ranging from brain and nervous system disorders to lung disease and tumors.
We have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at Bruceville Pet Hospital.
We can manage patients with a variety of diseases or disorders and offer effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet exhibits symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to your pet's specific needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our in-house vet lab, our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
As part of our internal medicine checks, if your veterinarian is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition, we will refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Elk Grove and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Bruceville Pet Hospital in Elk Grove understands the financial investment and personal commitment required to properly breed companion animals. If your animal is having reproductive problems, our veterinary internists will work to diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve it.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of identifying foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiating defensive action to safeguard the animal's health. Having said that, the immune system does not always function properly, and your pet may be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are all common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
The respiratory system of your pet is responsible for delivering oxygen to the body and removing waste gases like carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats do not sweat like humans, the respiratory system of your pet is also important in regulating body temperature.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors are among the most common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs.
Asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses are all common pulmonary disorders in cats.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
GI disorders are a common veterinary internal medicine issue seen by our Elk Grove veterinarians. GI disorders affect your pet's stomach and intestines, impairing the animal's ability to digest food and absorb nutrients.
Symptoms of GI problems in pets include blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can strike the healthiest humans and animals alike. When cancers in dogs and cats are detected early, they can frequently be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are among the most common cancers in dogs. Lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are among the most common cancers in cats.
If your pet requires cancer treatment or diagnosis that is beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist in the Elk Grove area.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats are covered by veterinary internal medicine.
The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body make up your pet's urinary tract. Any part of the urinary tract can be affected by urinary tract disorders.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
A number of glands work hard to secrete essential hormones into your pet's body. The endocrine system of your pet is made up of these glands and hormones. Skin problems and poor coat conditions can occur when your pet's endocrine system is not functioning properly.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a subspecialty of veterinary internal medicine that encompasses brain and spinal cord disorders, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Seizures, IVDD, and tumors are some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats.
If your animal requires diagnosis or treatment for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will gladly refer you to a veterinary internist or a veterinary neurologist in the Elk Grove area. Our veterinarians will collaborate with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
The health of your pet is our top priority.
We will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Elk Grove if your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we do not provide.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures supplement our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology required to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition so that treatment can begin.
New Patients Welcome at Bruceville Pet Hospital
We are happily accepting new patients at our conveniently located Elk Grove veterinary clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.