Cat and dog internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal organs and other internal systems.
Our team of vets have years of experience diagnosing and treating even the most challenging cases, from diseases of the heart, liver, and kidneys to reproductive issues and tumors.
As your internal medicine vet in Statesboro and Bulloch County, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and a number of treatment methods at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who are not responding well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a custom treatment plan suited 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 your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Statesboro and Bulloch County, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital in Statesboro and Bulloch County understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals ethically. If your animal is experiencing reproductive issues, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and is the first defense to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work properly, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Some of the 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 Statesboro and Bulloch County veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb the right nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, 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, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), 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 near Statesboro and Bulloch County.
- 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)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. If your pet's endocrine system isn't working properly, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced vet internal medicine specialist near Statesboro and Bulloch County.
We are connected with a network of exceptional and experienced veterinary specialists in Statesboro and Bulloch County and throughout the area.
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 internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.