In the course of their lives, pets may experience many different types of conditions. Some of these health issues require treatment from internal medicine, which deals with disorders of the internal organs. These illnesses require specific care that may involve special techniques, medications, and procedures. At Aloha Animal Hospital in Vista, CA, we treat a broad range of conditions that fall under the internal medicine category, helping your pet live a healthy and happy life.
What Is Veterinary Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine deals with the function and disorders of internal organs. These matters require a more extensive understanding of the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, urinary system, endocrine system, and immune system and how these systems function together. Internal medicine care works to find the source of these symptoms and provide appropriate treatment for ongoing health issues.
What Conditions Does Internal Medicine Deal With?
Internal medicine treats a broad range of health problems. Reparatory problems like asthma, pneumonia, and tracheal collapse can be managed. Diabetes, Cushing’s disease, and thyroid problems require long-term management. Urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and kidney disease require internal medicine care. Blood disorders and infectious diseases are also part of internal medicine treatment. Chronic gastrointestinal problems also require internal medicine care.
Procedures Used in Internal Medicine
Blood tests, x-rays, and ultrasound testing are generally a part of our internal medicine. A number of procedures may be used to help correct problems of the internal organs in animals. Otoscopy uses a special instrument to inspect the internal structures of the ear canal. Endoscopy involves inserting a flexible tube with a camera at the end into the throat to visually inspect an internal part of the body. When surgery is needed to correct a problem, laparoscopy may be required. Laparoscopic surgery uses a small camera at the end of a flexible tube to guide instruments used inside the body through a small incision. The smaller incision allows animals to recover more quickly.
Contact Our Animal Hospital for Quality Pet Care from Our Vista Veterinarians
At Aloha Animal Hospital, you can rely on the highest quality care with our skilled veterinarians serving Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Escondido, and surrounding areas. We offer a broad range of services, including exams, dental care, vaccinations, surgery, microchipping, parasite prevention, boarding, and more. Contact Aloha Animal Hospital today at (760) 724-8313 for an appointment to have your pet examined or to learn more about how internal medicine can help to keep your pet healthy.