Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
The practice of veterinary internal medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses affecting an animal's internal organs and processes.
From brain and nervous system disorders to pulmonary disease and tumors, our veterinarians have seen and treated it all.
A wide range of diagnostic and treatment methods are available to us at Westfield Animal Hospital.
For patients who do not respond well to standard procedures, we can manage multiple diseases or disorders and provide effective treatment alternatives.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet exhibits symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to your pet's specific needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, 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.
Your pet's heart condition will be diagnosed and treated by a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Westfield if your vet cannot diagnose or treat it during our internal medicine checks.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at Westfield Animal Hospital in Westfield understands the financial and personal commitment that goes into properly breeding companion animals. If your pet is having reproductive issues, our veterinarians will work with you to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiating defensive action 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.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are all examples of immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Oxygen is delivered to the body by the pet's respiratory system, which also eliminates waste gases like carbon dioxide. In addition to regulating body temperature, dogs' and cats' respiratory systems are important because they do not sweat as humans do.
When it comes to canine respiratory diseases, the most common ones are COPD, Canine Distemper, Pneumonia, and Lung Tumors.
When it comes to feline lung disease, it's not uncommon to see it in the form of bronchitis or asthma.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a frequent occurrence in our Westfield veterinarians' practice of internal medicine. GI disorders affect your pet's stomach and intestines, impairing the animal's ability to digest and absorb nutrients properly.
Symptoms of gastrointestinal problems in pets include blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer can affect even the healthiest humans and animals. When detected early, cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with surgery, therapy, and other methods.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are all common in dogs. Lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are common cancers in cats.
If our veterinarians cannot diagnose or treat your pet's cancer, we will refer you to a veterinary oncologist near Westfield.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats are covered by veterinary internal medicine.
The kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body make up your pet's urinary tract. Any part of the urinary tract can be affected by urinary tract disorders.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
A number of glands work hard to secrete essential hormones into your pet's body. The endocrine system of your pet is made up of these glands and hormones. Skin problems and poor coat conditions can occur when your pet's endocrine system is not 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. Neurological disorders in dogs and cats include epilepsy, IVDD, and tumors, to name a few.
Veterinary neurologists and internal medicine specialists near Westfield are available to help if your animal has a neurological condition that is beyond the scope of our veterinarians' expertise. Our veterinarians will collaborate closely with your specialist to provide the best care for your pet.
Our first priority is the health of your pet.
If your pet requires a procedure or level of expertise that we do not provide, we will refer you to a qualified veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Westfield area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our comprehensive internal medicine for dogs and cats is backed by advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostics.
Our in-house veterinary lab has the technology to quickly diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition so treatment can begin.