Our Modesto vets provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of internal medicine conditions commonly seen in cats and dogs, from immune system issues to brain disorders and cancer.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of 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.
At American Pet Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a thorough physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue then create a detailed treatment plan customized to your animal's needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat animal internal medicine conditions in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Just like humans, 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.
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 forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Modesto, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at American Pet Hospital in Modesto understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals in a humane and healthy way. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- 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 of the most common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin conditions.
- Lung Diseases & Conditions
Your animal's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Since dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating their body temperature.
There are a number of common lung disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common lung disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Modesto vets. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Dogs and cats 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, lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are common oncological conditions.
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 Modesto.
- 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. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your animal's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat conditions.
- Brain & Nervous System Disorders
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Neurological disorders in cats and dogs include tumors, seizures, and IVDD.
If your pet requires diagnoses or care for neurological 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 Modesto. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, our vets will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Modesto.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Modesto and throughout the area.
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 at American Pet Hospital is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.