Cats and dogs can suffer from a variety of internal medicine conditions, from immune system disorders to tumors. Our vets in Los Angeles provide experienced diagnosis and treatment.

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Cat & Dog Internal Medicine Conditions

Treating diseases and disorders of cats and dogs internal systems falls under veterinary internal medicine. 

Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, from brain and nervous system disorders to reproductive issues, cancerous tumors and lung disease. 

At Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic, we leverage numerous diagnostic tools and treatment methods to treat various conditions. 

We are able to manage pets with multiple diseases or disorders, and offer effective treatment alternatives for those who will not respond well to standard procedures. 

Veterinary Internal Medicine for Cats & Dogs in Los Angeles

Veterinary Internal Medicine Conditions

If your cat or dog is displaying symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will perform a comprehensive physical exam for your pet to identify the issue and develop a detailed treatment plan geared to their needs. 

Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:

  • Cardiology (heart-related disorders)

    Similar to people, cats and dogs can suffer from heart disorders and diseases. By leveraging the technology in our in-house vet lab, our veterinarians can assess your pet for signs of heart conditions so that you'll receive results quickly. Fast results mean treatment can be started sooner. 

    If your vet is unable to diagnose or treat your dog or cat's heart condition as part of our vet internal medicine checks, we will make sure to refer you to a board-certified internal medicine vet near Los Angeles, and work with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. 

  • Reproductive Issues

    At Rancho Park Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to have a full roster of veterinary professionals that understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding companion animals properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive challenges, our vets will work to diagnose the problem and offer appropriate treatment options to help correct the issue.

  • Immunology (immune system disorders)

    Your pet's immune system has the important role of detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and triggering defensive action to protect the animal's health. However, 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 arthritis, anemia, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, skin diseases and allergies. 

  • 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. Your vet in Los Angeles can assess your pet and diagnose challenges in this area. 

  • Gastroenterology (digestive organs)

    Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.  

  • 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. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the best treatment possible.

Specialist Referrals

Does your pet require a procedure or expertise that we do not offer? We can refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Los Angeles.

We are connected to a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Los Angeles and throughout the area.

Laboratory & Diagnostics

Our comprehensive approach to dog and cat internal medicine is backed by 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 be started sooner.  

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