Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine involves the treatment of disorders and diseases which affect your pet's internal systems and structures.
Our Moreno Valley veterinary team is experienced in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from nervous system and brain disorders to tumors, lung diseases and lung disease.
At Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic, we have a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment methods at our disposal.
We are able to manage patients with a number of different disorders and diseases as well as provide effective alternative treatments for those who don't respond to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is experiencing symptoms of an internal condition, your veterinarian will conduct a comprehensive physical examination of your pet in order to diagnose their health issue and create a detailed treatment plan which 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 your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our internal medicine checks we will be sure to forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Moreno Valley, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals at Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic in Moreno Valley 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 internal invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action in order to protect their health. That being said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should and in this 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 all-important work of delivering oxygen to your pet's body and eliminating waste gases, such as carbon dioxide. Since cats and dogs don't sweat in the same way people do, their respiratory system also plays an important role in the regulation of their 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 Moreno Valley 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 Moreno Valley.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urological conditions, from urinary tract infections in dogs, or feline lower urinary tract disease as found 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 Moreno Valley. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.
If your pet requires expertise or a specific procedure which is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist in the Moreno Valley area.
We are connected with a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Moreno Valley 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 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.