Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience to the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases, from brain disorders and tumors to reproductive issues.
Dells Animal Hospital uses our suite of advanced diagnostic tools and treatment methods to address each and every one of your companion's health issues.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
Is your pet showing symptoms of an internal condition? Your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical examination of your pet in order to diagnose their health issues and create a detailed treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- 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.
If our vets aren't able to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart conditions as part of our internal medicine checks, we will be sure to refer you to a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Vet. We will work with your specialist to make sure your companion gets the best care possible.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Dells Animal Hospital in Wisconsin Dells understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing 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 is what is responsible for the detection of invading illness or abnormal cells and starting defensive action in order to protect your companion's health. With that being said, your pet's immune system won't always work exactly as it should. In cases like this, 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. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including 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 Wisconsin Dells veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pet's suffering from gastrointestinal issues also experience symptoms like blood in their stool, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, constipation, a loss of appetite, weight loss and abdominal pain.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that is capable of impacting even the fittest people and animals. When your pet is diagnosed with cancer in its earliest stages, in many cases cancer in cats and dogs can be treated with a combination of therapies, surgeries and other methods.
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, mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist.
- 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.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, 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)
Important hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands located throughout their body. These hormones and glands compose your companion's endocrine system.
When this system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include poor coat condition and skin issues in your pet.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering 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.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our veterinarians, we offer the services of a specialist who will travel to our clinic for appointments. Our vets will work closely with the specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Your pet's good health and longevity are always our veterinarians' highest priorities.
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 Wisconsin Dells.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We are able to support our comprehensive approach to care for dog and cat internal medicine care with the advanced tests and technologies in our in-house diagnostic lab.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.