Our Millbrook vets provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of internal medicine conditions affecting cats and dogs, including immune system issues and brain disorders.

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Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions

Veterinary internal medicine focuses on treating diseases and disorders affecting animals' internal systems. 

Our experienced veterinarians are here to diagnose and treat the challenging cases that are presented to them, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease and tumours. 

At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, we are proud to have many different diagnostic tools on site to help us provide a quick and accurate diagnosis for your pet. 

We can work with patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures. 

Internal Medicine for Cats & Dogs, Millbrook

Internal Medicine Conditions

If your vet recognizes any signs of a potential internal medicine condition in your pet they will first conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan customized to their needs. 

Some of the areas that our veterinarians address are:

  • Cardiology (heart-related disorders)

    Your dog or cat can experience conditions related to the heart just as we can. The technology in our in-house vet lab allows our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. This allows us to begin providing treatment sooner.

    If for whatever reason your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition using our internal medicine checks we will refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Millbrook and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the same level of care that we strive for.

  • Reproductive Issues

    Our team of veterinary professionals at Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital in Millbrook understands that committing to breeding companion animals comes with a great deal of responsibility. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and provide treatment to help your animal get back to peak condition.

  • Immunology (immune system disorders)

    Your pet's immune system is the first line of defence, detecting any potential invaders and preventing them from affecting your pet. Unfortunately, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.

    Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.

  • Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)

    Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Another key area that the respiratory system assists dogs with is temperature regulation since dogs are unable to sweat in order to cool down as a human would.

    There are several common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumours.

    Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses. 

  • Gastroenterology (digestive organs)

    Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Millbrook veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, affecting your pet's ability to digest food properly and absorb the nutrients from their meals.

    If your pet experiences GI conditions they may experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

  • Oncology (tumours and cancer)

    Cancer can not only affect humans but our pets as well regardless of age, species or health. In many cases, cancers in dogs and cats that have been diagnosed early can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.

    Some of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumours, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.

    If your pet is suffering from cancer that our vets are unable to address, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Millbrook.  

  • 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.

    When we discuss your pet's urinary tract this includes their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, bladder, and the urethra that carries the urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders are conditions that affect any part of this system.

  • Endocrinology (glands and their functions)

    The glands within your pet's body are necessary to transport hormones around their body to ensure that everything is working as it should. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your pet has a condition affecting the endocrine system the symptoms may include skin problems and poor coat condition. 

  • Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders) 

    Neurology is a specialized area of veterinary internal medicine related to conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumours.

    If your animal is experiencing an unusual case that our veterinarians will be unable to manage, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Millbrook. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.

Specialist Referrals

At Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, our veterinary team always works with your pet's best interest in mind.

If we are unable to offer a service that your pet needs, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Millbrook.

Laboratory & Diagnostics

When it comes to your pet, we address each potential concern with a comprehensive approach to internal medicine with targeted testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures for your dog or cat. 

Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to assist in diagnosing your pet's internal medicine condition accurately and as quickly as possible allowing our team to begin treating your pet quickly.

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