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Pet Internal Medicine

Pet internal medicine refers to a specialized branch of veterinary medicine focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of internal diseases in animals.

Pet Internal Medicine in Belmont, NC

Pet internal medicine encompasses areas such as gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, cardiology, and infectious diseases, among others.

Pet Internal Medicine

At Belmont Animal Hospital, our veterinarians employ a combination of diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging, laboratory tests, and medical history analysis, to accurately identify underlying health issues. With a deep understanding of animal physiology, our team can formulate tailored treatment plans that may involve medications, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications.

Pet internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders: Such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, and gastrointestinal tumors.
  • Endocrine disorders: Such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, Cushing’s disease, and Addison’s disease.
  • Respiratory diseases: Such as asthma, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, and lung tumors.
  • Urinary system disorders: Including urinary tract infections, kidney disease, bladder stones, and urinary incontinence.
  • Hematological disorders: Such as anemia, immune-mediated diseases, clotting disorders, and blood cancers.
  • Infectious diseases: Such as bacterial, viral, and fungal infections that affect various organ systems.
  • Immune-mediated diseases: Conditions in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissues, such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and lupus.
  • Cardiology: Evaluation and management of heart diseases, including congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects.
  • Oncology: Diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pets, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and palliative care.

Our veterinary team maintains a close relationship with internists in the area who can employ a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques to investigate and manage these conditions, including blood tests, imaging (such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans), endoscopy, biopsies, and specialized procedures like echocardiography (heart ultrasound) or bone marrow aspiration. Treatment plans may include medications, dietary modifications, surgery, or other interventions specific to the condition being treated.