Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
The treatment of diseases and disorders of the internal systems of animals is the focus of veterinary internal medicine.
Our veterinarians have extensive experience diagnosing and treating difficult cases, ranging from brain and nervous system disorders to lung disease and tumors.
We have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at New Hope Animal Hospital.
We can manage patients with a variety of diseases or disorders and offer effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet exhibits symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to diagnose the problem and develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to your pet's specific needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- 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 Dallas and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our veterinary team at New Hope Animal Hospital in Dallas understands the financial and personal commitment that goes into properly breeding companion animals. If your pet is having reproductive issues, our veterinarians will work with you to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and initiating defensive action to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system does not always function properly, and your pet may be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases are all examples of immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system is critical for oxygen delivery to the body and waste gas elimination, such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats do not sweat in the same way that humans do, the respiratory system of your pet is also critical in regulating body temperature.
Pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors are all common pulmonary disorders in dogs.
Asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses are all common pulmonary disorders in cats.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Internal medicine issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common occurrence among our Dallas veterinarians. GI problems affect your pet's stomach and intestines, preventing them from properly digesting food and absorbing nutrients.
Symptoms of GI issues in pets include blood in the stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can affect even the most physically fit humans and animals. Cancers in dogs and cats, when detected early, can often be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer are among the most common cancers in dogs. Lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer are among the most common cancers in cats.
If your pet requires a cancer diagnosis or treatment that is beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist in the Dallas area.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Internal medicine in veterinary practice also includes conditions related to urology, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
The urinary tract of your pet consists of the kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra, which excretes urine from the body. Disorders of the urinary tract can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Many glands work tirelessly to secrete essential hormones into your pet's body. The endocrine system of your pet is made up of glands and hormones. Skin problems and poor coat condition can be signs that your pet's endocrine system isn't working properly.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a subspecialty of veterinary internal medicine that deals with the brain and spinal cord disorders, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Seizures, IVDD, and tumors are some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats.
If your animal requires neurologic diagnoses or treatment that is beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will gladly refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Dallas. Our veterinarians will collaborate closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Our first priority is the health of your pet.
If your pet requires a procedure or level of expertise that we do not provide, we will refer you to a qualified veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Dallas 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.