At North Madison Animal Hospital in Jackson, TN, we are committed to offering our patients exceptional veterinary care. We offer general wellness services for dogs, cats, and other domestic animals as well as exotics such as ferrets, birds, reptiles, frogs, and more. In addition to our preventative medical services, we also provide internal medicine services. Our areas of advanced specialty allow us to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of numerous internal systems.
Branches of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology: This branch of internal medicine deals with disorders of the endocrine system. If you notice changes in your pet, such as weight loss or gain, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in appetite, contact your vet. Blood tests and clinical samples of stool or urine can reveal possible hormone-related disorders. Possible hormonal disorders in pets include:
- Reproductive Hormone Imbalance
- Cushing Disease
Gastrointestinal Disorders: Signs of gastrointestinal distress include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or flatulence. As in people, a solitary incident of any of the former may not indicate a problem. The signs of distress AND the occurrence of pain, however, may indicate a disorder or disease. Since our pets cannot tell us when they’re in pain, it’s up to their owners to decide to call the veterinarian when there are signs of trouble. A veterinarian specializing in internal medicine should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
Hematological Disorders: Hematological disorders are related to blood, blood products, and blood components. Some common blood disorders in pets are Anemia, Coagulation Disorder, Platelet Protein and Function Disorder, Vascular Disorder, Leukemia and Leukocytosis, and Cancer. If your pet is lethargic and weak, has blood in the urine or stool, or has pale gums, consult your veterinarian. These may be signs of a blood disorder that need veterinarian attention.
Liver Disorders: The job of the liver is to filter toxins. Liver disorders can be difficult to detect without lab tests. The symptoms of liver disease are similar to those of other disorders, including vomiting, diarrhea, change in appetite, and weight loss.
Respiratory Disorders: Respiratory diseases and disorders in pets can often be diagnosed by physical symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, discolored gums, and lethargy.
Visit Our Animal Hospital Today
Understanding what ails your pet internally is difficult, given that we can’t communicate verbally with them. Most people can tell, though, when something is bothering their pet. When there are physical signs of distress, our veterinarian specializing in internal medicine is here to help.
At North Madison Animal Hospital in Jackson, TN, we offer veterinary care for general wellness and to diagnose and treat complex or uncommon medical conditions. Our internal medicine specialists will discover and treat the root causes of your pet’s issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (713) 664-6200 or request an appointment online.