Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
In veterinary internal medicine, we treat diseases and disorders of pets' internal systems.
Our veterinarians have lots of experience diagnosing and treating complicated cases, such as disorders of the brain and nervous system, lung disease, and tumors.
At Pet Vet, we have a range of diagnostic tools and treatment options at our disposal.
We have the ability to manage patients that have multiple diseases or disorders and can offer effective treatment alternatives for pets that don't respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your cat or dog is displaying any symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will complete a full physical exam of your pet in order to diagnose their condition and develop an in-depth detailed treatment plan that is customized to meet your pet's needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Similar to humans, our companion animals can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With diagnostic tools like X-rays and EKG that we have available to us in-house, our vets are able to examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so you can get results quickly. Fast results equal starting treatment sooner.
If your vet can't diagnose or treat your pet's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Franklin, and work with your specialist to make sure your furry friend gets the very best care.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is responsible for finding foreign invaders or abnormal cells and starting the defensive actions needed to protect the animal's health. But, the immune system doesn't always work the way it's supposed to, and in these situations, your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
The respiratory system of your pet performs the essential task of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Since cats and dogs don't sweat the same way humans do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key part in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Franklin veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Cats and dogs that are suffering from GI problems often show symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that could impact even the healthiest humans and animals. When cancer is diagnosed early in dogs and cats it can often be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
A few of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your animal companion requires a diagnosis or cancer care that goes past the abilities of our skilled veterinarians, we'll refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Franklin.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
The urinary tract of your pet includes their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your cat or dog's body. Urinary tract disorders can impact any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, your cat or dog can develop symptoms such as skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a kind of veterinary internal medicine that includes brain and spinal cord conditions, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, herniated discs, and tumors.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Franklin. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
We make the health of your pet our highest priority.
If your cat or dog requires a procedure or expertise that our vets don't offer, we'll refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Franklin.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab contains the technology we require in order to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine conditions so we can start treatment sooner.