Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Internal medicine involves treating diseases and disorders of animals' internal systems.
Our veterinarians have a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating difficult cases, ranging from brain and nervous system disorders to lung disease and tumors.
At Fremont Veterinary Clinic, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and we can provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam to diagnose the issue and create a detailed, customized treatment plan.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, animals can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. Our vets can examine your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you can start treatment sooner.
If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of the internal medicine checks, we will be sure to forward you to a board-certified internal medicine vet near Stockton, and we will work with the specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Fremont Veterinary Clinic in Stockton 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)
The immune system of your pet is in charge of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and launching a defense to protect the animal's health. When the immune system doesn't work as it should, 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. Because dogs and cats do not sweat like humans, their respiratory system also plays an important party 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 Stockton veterinarians. GI problems affect your pet's stomach and intestines, preventing them from properly digesting food and absorbing nutrients.
Pets suffering from GI problems often experience symptoms like 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 healthiest animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases, cancers 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 Stockton.
- 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 the kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder and the urethra, which conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
The glands and hormones that secrete essential hormones into your pet's body are your pet's endocrine system. When the endocrine system isn't working properly, it can result in skin problems and poor coat conditions.
- 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, intervertebral disc disease (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 Stockton. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
Your pet's health is our highest priority.
If your pet needs a procedure or expertise that we do not offer, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Stockton.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our in-house veterinary lab is equipped with the technology we need to diagnose your pet's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.