Internal Medicine

At Castro Valley Animal Hospital, we offer internal medicine for pets. These services focus on the diagnoses, control and treatment of diseases in the internal organs of pets. Our veterinary internal medicine specialists have diversified experience in handling all the internal organs of animals.

These experts are also referred to as internists and they use non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat various conditions and ailments in animals. The specialists also don’t operate on animals.

The following are some of the internal systems of animals that we can help treat.

  • Immune
  • Renal system
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Respiratory
  • Urogenital
  • Lymphatic

Our internists have sufficient training to enable carry out highly sophisticated treatment procedures without endangering the life your pet. The symptoms of internal ailments may be exhibited in different ways depending on the specific organ as discussed below:

Gastroenterology disorders

Some of the systems under this category include liver, colon, pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder. Some of the disorders here include inflammation, pancreatitis and bloat. Signs and symptoms to watch for out here include:

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • General poor health

Endocrinology disorders

This category contains diseases occurring as a result of certain homes in the body. Popular examples include diabetes and hyperthyroidism. Regular signs of illness here include the following:

  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Increased urinating and drinking
  • Lethargy
  • Skin problems such e.g. frequent infections or hair loss
  • Excessive panting
  • Reduced appetite

Urology disorders

These affect the reproductive and urinary tract systems. The disorders here include kidney stones, urinary tract blockage and kidney failure. You’ll know that your pet has urology when it exhibits the following symptoms:

  • Urine that has blood
  • Excessive drinking
  • Urinary incontinence

Cardiology disorders

These are disorders of the heart and lungs. The common conditions here include valve disorders, hypertension, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Signs of cardiology conditions include:

  • General body weakness
  • Coughing
  • Fast breathing even when at rest
  • Fainting spells
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Intolerance to exercise

Taking advantage of our diagnostic tech and expertise

Due to the intricate nature of the internal systems of animals, it’s important to consult with an internist with not just the right experience but also the correct tools for the job. This will ensure accurate diagnosis and development of a treatment plan that is suited to help your pet recover ASAP.

As soon as you notice any of the above signs and symptoms, you should notify an internist specialist. You can bring in your pet for examination and diagnostics so that your precious furry buddy doesn’t suffer for long. Castro Valley Animal Hospital is a reputable facility that has been providing outstanding internal medicine services for pets for many decades. You can count on our many years of experience and expertise to keep your pet safe.