When animals are in medical distress, they can’t verbalize what’s happening, so their loving caretakers may struggle to figure out what’s going on. Veterinary internal medicine uses a combination of analysis and state-of-the-art technology to look inside your pet to see what’s going on internally. From there, they work out a treatment plan that addresses the animal’s injury or disease. The veterinary internal medicine team at Fisher Veterinary Hospital makes sure your pet receives the best medical care possible at any of our Indiana locations.
When to Seek Veterinary Internal Medicine Care
Signs of illness can vary, so it’s important that owners learn to recognize signs that may point to a serious problem. Bring your pet into our offices if you suspect your animal may be seriously ill. Your pet’s primary vet may refer your pet to a veterinary internist if they suspect that an animal’s symptoms point to a more serious illness like diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer.
For example, an ill dog may exhibit symptoms like:
- Runny eyes or nose
- Persistent vomiting, coughing, or gagging
- Not eating for 24 hours or more
- Itchy or flaky skin
- Excessive urination or thirst
- Red or swollen gums
- Fluctuations in weight
Signs that your cat may need to see a veterinary internal medicine doctor can be more subtle, including:
- Lower energy levels
- Lack of sociability
- Lack of litter box usage
- Problems breathing
- Poor coat appearance
Animal doctors who practice veterinary internal medicine understand the complex nature of a pet’s body systems. They specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating those illnesses.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Services Provided
Fisher Veterinary Hospital offers an array of services for pets. Some areas of veterinary internal medicine at Fisher Veterinary Hospital include:
- Cardiology — Medical conditions related to an animal’s heart, including congenital defects, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.
- Urology — Medical conditions affecting an animal’s urinary tract, including the kidney, bladder, and urethra.
- Gastroenterology — Medical conditions related to organs that support the digestive system, including the small intestine, pancreas, rectum, colon, and liver.
Reach Out Today!
Getting an early and accurate diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening illness can save your pet’s life. The staff at Fisher Veterinary Hospital looks after the comfort of all its animal patients. Contact one of our Fishers, IN location today if you feel your animal needs the help of our veterinary internal medicine doctors. Call 317-842-5888 if the matter is urgent.