Internal Medicine Detectives for Your Furry Friends

Internal medicine for your pet is a lot like detective work. The Pet Detectives of Animal Care Center solve the puzzle to help your pet get well as quickly as possible. They search for internal illnesses and organ diseases. People are often surprised to learn that animals need internal medicine doctors.

Following the Clues to Good Health

The best care for your pet includes regular checkups to help the doctors follow the clues to any internal health problems early and develop a treatment plan. We screen for cancer and carefully monitor your pet’s internal and digestive health, including fatty liver disease and worms.

Cats and dogs suffer many of the same internal health problems as humans. Poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to pet diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular issues, and heart conditions. Certain breeds are more prone to having breed-specific health problems.

Using internal medical technology, the internists can look inside your pet’s body. Ultrasound and endoscopy allow the vet team to diagnose and treat the diseases the naked eye cannot see.

With years of experience, Dr. Williams and his team know precisely what clues to look for. They will explain preventative steps you can take at home to protect your pet from unforeseen health problems and inform you of those breed-specific clues to your pet’s health. Dr. Williams and his internal team have helped diagnose and develop treatment plans for many pet owners and their furry friends from all over Smyrna, Georgia, and nearby communities.

Choose animal doctor Otto Williams, DVM, for the latest internal veterinary medicine and treatment.

Serving furry patients coming to us from Smyrna, Austell, Cumberland, Mableton, and Marietta… Call us at 770.438.2694 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule your visit.

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Problems Internal Vet Medicine Addresses

We wish it weren’t so, but dogs, cats, and some other larger pets can develop problems like diabetes and arthritis. Vets who specialize in diagnosing these problems can spot issues early and help you treat them. They are dedicated to helping your pet live a longer and better life.

Diagnosing parasites such as heart worms, heart worm disease, and parasitic diseases of the lower GI tract and of the brain are critical care issues. When these health problems are caught early through regular preventive care of your animals, the problems can be treated successfully.

Cancer in Your Pets

Did you know veterinary internal medicine specialists also diagnose cancer in animals? Yes, pets can get cancer, just like humans, and yes, it is treatable. If the cancer has not metastasized, the vet can surgically remove tumors and affected tissues. If your pet needs to lose a limb or a body part, there is a good chance that amputation can be adjusted to help your pet continue to be mobile and function just as well as before the cancer was diagnosed.

Additional treatments for cancer, such as radiation, may be administered at pet hospitals equipped to manage the procedures. Your vet may be able to remove tumors and affected organs or tissues. Also, the vet may but suggests that your pet get radiation. In that case, you may want to find an animal hospital close to you that provides advanced internal health and healing treatments.

Internal Problems Common in Certain Breeds

When researching different breeds before selecting your new pet, among other considerations, you generally look for common problems a breed might have. For example, a Himalayan cat or a pug dog may regularly suffer from breathing difficulties and pulmonary issues due to how the bones in their flat faces inhibit breathing. Some dog breeds suffer heart conditions. These are all issues that a vet can check for and help you keep an eye on if they need to be treated at a later date.

If you adopt a pet that later shows signs of a typical breed-related health concern, your vet can keep a record of the progression. If the problem gets worse or suddenly causes a bigger problem for your new pet, then you know what to expect ahead of time. Having a vet that specializes in internal medicine for pets prepares you for the best and worst-case scenarios.

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