Internal Pet Medicine
Our pets can experience chronic illnesses and infections just like we can, which is why we provide internal pet medicine services here in Plano for our patients. Internal medicine involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting our pets’ internal systems, including the gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory, endocrine, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. By understanding what’s going on inside your pet, we can devise a safe and appropriate treatment plan that will target the problem without compromising their well-being.
The following symptoms may be indicative of a deeper problem requiring our internal medicine services:
- Increased drinking
- Increased urination
- Changes in appetite
- Weight loss
The First Step Towards Treating Your Pet
Internal pet medicine typically arises when an animal’s general medical needs become more complex. We rely on our clients’ observations to provide us with clues about their pet’s condition, so we can work on solving the problem. Following a physical exam and a detailed discussion with the owner, we may proceed with diagnostics, which could include one or more of the following:
- Blood testing
- Digital X-ray
If more extensive diagnostics are required, we may refer your pet to a specialist in the area and work in conjunction with them to make a proper diagnosis. For ultrasounds and CT scans, we can refer patients to the Collin County Veterinary Imaging Center right here in Plano.
Managing Your Pet’s Condition
Conditions such as kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and certain endocrine disorders can be managed with medication and/or periodic injections. Our biggest concern is choosing a treatment that not only produces the best results, but is the safest possible option for your pet. We also like to see our patients more frequently for checkups and routine blood tests to monitor their progress.
Our number one concern is keeping your pet as healthy as we are able. We encourage you to keep the channels of communication open and always contact our hospital in Plano if you have any concerns or questions regarding your pet’s condition. We’ll be here for you and your companion through every step of the treatment process. If your pet is experiencing a chronic illness or just doesn’t seem like themselves, give us a call today at (214) 644-5555.