Our vets provide diagnosis and treatments for a wide variety of internal conditions in Ypsilanti dogs and cats, from brain disorders to lung disease or reproductive issues.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases which affect your pet's internal systems and structures.
Our veterinary team bring experience treating and diagnosing a variety of challenging internal medicine cases, from disorders of the nervous system to tumors, and conditions affecting your pet's endocrine system.
At Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
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
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 detailed treatment plan 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 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 Ypsilanti, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital in Ypsilanti knows the financial investment and commitment which goes into breeding companion animals with the proper amount of care. If your pet is experiencing reproductive issues, our team will work to diagnose the health 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 beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case 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 Ypsilanti 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 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 can affect even the fittest humans and animals. If cancer is diagnosed at its earliest stages, it can often be treated in dogs and cats with a combination of therapies, surgeries and other treatment methods.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs range from lymphoma, bone cancer, melanoma, and mast cell tumors. In cats they include feline leukemia virus (also known as FeLV), mammary cancer, skin cancer and lymphoma.
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 Ypsilanti.
- 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 by their glands, both of which together which compose their endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working properly, your companion may exhibit symptoms like skin issues and poor coat condition.
- 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 experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Ypsilanti. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
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 Ypsilanti.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Ypsilanti 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.
Caring for Pets in Ypsilanti
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