Our Gardena vets provide diagnosis and treatment for a variety of internal medicine conditions in cats and dogs, from immune system issues to brain disorders.

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Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions

Veterinary internal medicine is used in order to treat various diseases and disorders of our cat and pets' internal systems. 

Our veterinarians provided an abundance of knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from disorders of the brain and nervous system to lung disease and tumors. 

At Alondra Animal Hospital, we are able to use a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods available at our in-house lab in order to provide an accurate diagnosis. 

We are effectively able to manage and treat patients with multiple diseases or disorders, using unique treatment methods for those that do not respond well to standard procedures. 

Internal Medicine for Cats & Dogs, Gardena

Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions That We Diagnose 

If your pet is experiencing signs that are common with any of the following internal conditions then your veterinarian will conduct a comprehensive physical exam as well as diagnostics in order to provide the appropriate diagnosis and plan. 

Our vets diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:

  • Cardiology (heart-related disorders)

    Heart disease can afflict cats and dogs just as it affects humans. We are able to provide tools, equipment and technology in our in-house vet lab, in order to perform a complete examination for any signs of heart conditions and to provide results very quickly. The sooner the results arrive the quicker treatment will begin.

    If your pet requires special care in order to diagnose and treat their heart-related condition then we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Gardena and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. 

  • Reproductive Issues

    Breeding companion animals properly requires a massive financial investment as well as commitment from the owners in order to ensure success.

    If your animals begin to suffer from reproductive issues, our team of veterinary professionals at Alondra Animal Hospital in Gardena will work with you and your pet in order to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem. 

  • Immunology (immune system disorders)

    Your pet's immune system serves the purpose of protecting your pet's body from various bacteria and viruses and is responsible for beginning defensive action against any invaders. However, there may be times when their immune system doesn't always work as it should. During these times in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.

    Some of the most common immune system disorders that affect dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.

  • Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)

    Without your pet's respiratory system, your pet's body wouldn't be able to oxygen around the body and eliminate waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Dog and cats are also unable to sweat as humans do and so their respiratory is a vital part of the function of their bodies as well as playing a key role in regulating body temperature.

    Some of the various pulmonary disorders seen in dogs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.

    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 Gardena veterinarians. GI conditions commonly affect the stomach and intestines of your pet while disturbing your pet's ability to digest food and absorb the necessary nutrients from their body.

    Typical symptoms of pets that are suffering from GI problems can often be blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

  • Oncology (tumors and cancer)

    Regular examinations are imperative for the prevention of a number of cancers. Cancers are able to affect animals and humans of all types, sizes and ages. Early diagnosis is the best way to manage the disease and provide care that will most like be successful in treating cancer,

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

    Some forms of cancer might require the use of skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Gardena.

  • 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. These conditions can be incredibly uncomfortable for your pets to experience.

    Your pet's urinary tract contains their kidneys, 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)

    The essential hormones from your pet's body are secreted into and pumped around your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are essential to the normal function of your pet's body and make up your pet's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition. 

  • Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders) 

    Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine that covers 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 tumors.

    There may be veterinary internal medicine conditions that require diagnoses or care that will need an internal medicine specialist. If this is required then our caring vets will refer you and your pet to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Gardena. Our vets will collaborate with the specialist to provide the necessary care as well as the friendly service you have come to know from our animal hospital.

Specialist Referrals

Your pet's health and well-being are of the utmost importance to our vets.

If your pet requires equipment or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced specialist for veterinary internal medicine near Gardena.

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 is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's veterinary internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.

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