Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases. These range from brain disorders and cancers to lung disease, endocrine system disorders and more.
At Animal Hospital of Redondo Beach, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are able to manage patients with multiple diseases and disorders as well as provide effective treatment for those pets who aren't responding to standard procedures.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting any symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical examination to diagnose their health issue and craft a detailed treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- 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 our vets can't diagnose or treat your cat or dog's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks and treatments, we will be happy to refer you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Los Angeles County, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Animal Hospital of Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system is responsible for detecting and defending against foreign invaders and abnormal cells. That being said, sometimes the immune system doesn't work as it should and in cases like this, 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 found in dogs, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia, canine distemper and tumors of the lungs.
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 Los Angeles County veterinarians. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Pets that are suffering from GI problems
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 that affect dogs include melanoma lymphoma, bone cancer and mast cell tumors. In cats, some of the most common cancers include mammary cancer, skin cancer, feline leukemia virus and lymphoma.
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 Los Angeles County.
- 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 Los Angeles County. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires a procedure or expertise that our veterinary team isn't able to provide, we are happy to refer you to a trusted and experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist in Los Angeles County.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Los Angeles County and throughout the area.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our advanced in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the tools and technologies required to diagnose your pet's internal medicine conditions quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.
New Patients Welcome
Animal Hospital of Redondo Beach is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Los Angeles County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.