Diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems must be detected early and effectively treated. With veterinary internal medicine, we can accurately diagnose issues with your pets' organs and tissues.
Our veterinarians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from disorders of the heart and nervous system to urological issues and conditions of the immune system.
At Eastgate Animal Hospital, we use several diagnostic tools and treatment methods to diagnose internal conditions.
We're able to manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and offer effective treatment options for those who will not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If a checkup finds that your pet is displaying symptoms of an internal condition or you see signs that you are concerned about, your vet will perform a comprehensive physical exam to diagnose the issue.
We can then develop a thorough treatment plan geared to your animal's needs. Our veterinarians diagnose and treat illnesses in these areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Similar to people, cats and dogs can suffer from heart disorders and diseases. We can leverage technology in our in-house lab to check your pet for symptoms of heart conditions so that you'll receive 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 can refer you to a board-certified internal medicine vet near Cincinnati, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals in Cincinnati understands the personal commitment and financial investment that owners put into breeding their companion animals properly.
If your animal is experiencing reproductive issues, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment options to correct it.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your pet's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the way people do, your pet's respiratory system also plays a key role in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Cincinnati veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in dogs and cats can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Some of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your pet requires diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our skilled veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Cincinnati.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your pet's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your pet's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. Some of the most common neurological disorders in dogs and cats include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your animal requires diagnoses or care for neurologic conditions that are beyond the scope of our experienced veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Cincinnati. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Has your vet determined that your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer? We will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Cincinnati.
We are connected to a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Cincinnati and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine is supported by advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
In our in-house veterinary lab, we have the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can start sooner.