Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of pets' internal systems.
From brain and nervous system disorders to pulmonary disease and tumors, our veterinarians have seen it all. That's why you can trust us with your pet.
At Irvine Pet Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
Treatment options for pets who do not respond well to standard procedures are also available for a variety of diseases or disorders.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is showing symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam to diagnose and create a personalized treatment plan.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Your furry friend is family, so it's important to know what might be wrong with them. Our vets can help you find out if there are any signs or symptoms of heart conditions and start treatment faster than ever before!
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 Irvine and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Irvine Pet Hospital in Orange County CA understands the financial investment and personal commitment that goes into breeding animals properly. If your animal experiences reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system detects foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiates defensive actions to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system does not always function properly, and your pet may be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder as a result.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are just a few of the immune-mediated diseases that affect dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system is responsible for two critical functions: delivering oxygen to the body and removing waste gases like carbon dioxide from the system. Your pet's respiratory system also helps regulate body temperature.
Pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, and lung tumors are all common in dogs.
Asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, and bacterial infections are all common pulmonary diseases in cats.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Irvine veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
The most common symptoms in pets with digestive issues include blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer can strike even the healthiest of animals. It is possible to treat many cancers in dogs and cats with surgery, therapy, and other methods if they are detected early enough.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are all common cancers in dogs.
Lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are all common cancers in cats.
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 Irvine.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Canine and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is covered by veterinary internal medicine, as well as urinary tract infections (UTIs).
This system includes your pet's kidneys, urine tubes, bladder, and urethra for excreting urine.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Several glands work tirelessly to secrete vital hormones into your pet's body. This endocrine system consists of these glands and hormones that keep your pet healthy. Skin problems and a dull coat are signs that your pet's endocrine system isn't functioning properly.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Veterinary neurology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. Seizures, IVDD, and tumors are all common neurological conditions in canines and felines.
If your pet 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 Irvine. 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 Irvine.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
Because of our in-house veterinary lab's state-of-the-art technology, we are able to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition and begin treatment right away.