Veterinary Internal Medicine
Treats Serious Pet Health Problems
Internal medicine treats the most serious diseases and health problems that affect pets. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital looks at your pet in a holistic way. Because your pet can’t tell us when he or she doesn’t feel well, it is important to notice changes in regular behavior, appetite, or even how active he or she is. These may be signs that something is wrong.
Seeing these changes can sometimes indicate multiple health problems. Because many pets are living longer than ever before, an increasing number of older pets, just like older people, are now coping with many diseases at one time. This can be very difficult to manage. As an example, your diabetic cat also could be experiencing kidney failure or a senior dog may be diagnosed with cancer after we are already treating him for heart disease.
Some of these common diseases are most effectively treated with the internal medicine approach:
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Diabetes mellitus
- Immune-related disorders
- Kidney dysfunction
Internal medicine doesn’t only apply to senior pets. Younger animals may develop an illness that was once considered untreatable but is now manageable and perhaps even curable using this approach.