Providing Internal Medicine Options for the Pets of Katy & West Houston TX
Veterinary internal medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses that can affect the internal organs. The veterinarians of All Pets Animal Hospital are able to handle most internal medicine cases due to our 24-hour care and in-house lab, as well as our intensive care unit.
Our veterinarians participate in continuing education to keep up to date with the best practices in treating issues of internal medicine, including:
- Gastrointestinal disorders—All Pets Animal Hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders for most pets. There are many possible causes for problems with the digestive system in pets including:
- Food allergies
- Stomach ulcers
- Parasite infections
- Intestinal blockage
- Inflammatory conditions
- GI dysfunction is often related to other organ dysfunction.
- Pancreatitis—The swelling of the pancreas can vary from mild to severe in nature. Pancreatitis differs in dogs and cats, with dog symptoms typically including vomiting and severe abdominal pain. In cats, lethargy, loss of appetite and dehydration are more common symptoms.
- Kidney disease—The kidneys are responsible for the removal of waste from your pet’s body. Symptoms of kidney disease can include:
- Excessive drinking and urination
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Diabetes—Diabetes in pets is caused by the inability of the body to use insulin properly. It affects blood sugar levels and can result in additional health complications.
- Seizures—Similar to people, dogs and cats can experience seizures stemming from several possible causes. Our veterinarians can successfully treat most seizure patients.
In addition to our advanced capabilities, we maintain an excellent relationship with numerous veterinary internal medicine specialists. More complicated cases or conditions with multiple complications can be referred to the board-certified specialists of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, North Houston Vet Specialists, Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, and Texas A&M University.
All Pets Animal Hospital is committed to the wellbeing of your pet and welcomes your questions. If we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact one of our technicians or veterinarians.