Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine generally involves the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting your animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease and tumors.
Oak Grove Animal Hospital has a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal to affective assess and treat internal issues in your pet.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is showing symptoms of any internal medicine conditions, our vets will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet with additional diagnostic as needed. Based on the results we will create a treatment plan tailored to your companion's needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Just like people, cats and dogs may suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technologies housed 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.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Oak Grove, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Oak Grove Animal Hospital in Oak Grove understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly.
If your pet is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work with you to diagnose their issues and offer appropriate treatments and supports to help resolve your pet's health problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Some common immune-mediate illnesses and disorders in dogs and cats include irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, skin diseases, arthritis and anemia.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does essential work by delivering oxygen throughout your cat or dog's body and then eliminating waste gases like carbon dioxide. Since our cats and dogs don't sweat like people do, their respiratory system is also critical to regulating their 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 Oak Grove veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience 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 can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Some 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 pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Oak Grove.
- 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.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect 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.
The hormones and glands compose your pet's endocrine system. When this system is working as it should, your pet's symptoms can include skin issues and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of internal medicine that includes any conditions affecting a pet's brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological issues we encounter in our patient include: seizures, IVDD, 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 Oak Grove. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Your pet's health is our highest priority.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Oak Grove.
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 is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.