Outside of routine annual or semi-annual visits, your pet might experience various and complex medical conditions that may require advanced medical management. The area of veterinary medicine that focuses on medical remedies of those conditions is called internal medicine. Some of the pathologies that might require an in-depth evaluation for proper treatment include, but are not limited to Diabetes, Kidney Failure, Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Asthma, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Seizures. One or more of these conditions may initially manifest with some non-specific signs of illness namely: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Not Eating, or Coughing.
At Liberty Animal Hospital, our veterinarians are equipped with the knowledge, diagnostic tools, and resources to formulate a diagnostic plan and come up with a treatment plan that would be best suited for your pet’s conditions. Liberty Animal Hospital also works with some specialists in the area of internal medicine that may come alongside us whenever necessary to provide a more elaborate assessment of your pet’s health needs.
7 signs that may indicate that your pet needs advanced medical care:
- Increased thirst or lack thereof
Increased appetite while losing weight
- Inconsistent yet persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Coughing and lethargy
- Inability to lose weight
- Collapse or loss of consciousness
- Poor response to initial therapies
Internal Medicine: What to do next?
If you suspect your pet is experiencing one or many of these symptoms, a sick pet exam might be warranted. These kinds of situations may require several diagnostic tests and may sometimes require the involvement of other areas of specialty in the fields of veterinary medicine such as radiology specialists, Ultrasonographers, Cardiologists, Neurologists, etc.
In order to minimize the likelihood of having major medical conditions, routine check-ups, proper preventative care, and nutrition will help mitigate those situations and allow your pet to live a long and healthy life. In the event your pet needs advanced medical care, please do not hesitate to reach out, by calling us at the number listed below, or by making an appointment online. We are here to answer any questions or needs that your pet might have.