Internal Medicine for Serious Health Conditions
When pets show symptoms of an illness, our number one goal is to properly diagnose the root cause of the problem and fix it as soon as we can. If your pet is diagnosed with a condition that can’t be cured with a simple course of treatment (known as a chronic condition), we will provide appropriate ongoing care.
Pets of any age can become ill or develop a medical condition, but senior pets are particularly prone and should be monitored more closely.
Conditions We Treat
Early detection is the key to mitigating your pet’s symptoms as much as possible and controlling the disease progression. Bloodwork, whenever feasible, during your pet’s regular checkup gives us an opportunity to catch these diseases early on.
Some of the more common conditions we diagnose and treat include the following:
- Skin conditions
- Anemia or blood-related disorders
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or other digestive disorders
- Organ dysfunctions, including liver, spleen, and pancreas
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Respiratory problems
- Kidney problems
Ongoing Care is Key
Pets with these types of diseases may require more frequent appointments as part of their care. These visits are important to help us monitor your pet’s disease progression so that we can adjust the treatment schedule when necessary. The important thing is to manage any pain or discomfort, promote continued mobility, and protect your pet’s organs and internal systems from any (or further) damage.
Dr. Hees will always offer you the most effective course of treatment to help manage your pet’s symptoms, and we’ll work with you to tailor any plan so that it’s manageable and sustainable for you and your pet.
Pets are notoriously good at hiding their discomfort, so please contact us right away if your pet is experiencing any unusual symptoms.