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Internal Medicine

Jun 12 2022


A stronger, happier pet with internal medicine care.

Internal medicine includes conditions that affect your pet’s lungs, kidneys, liver pancreas, spleen intestinal tract, urinary tract, endocrine system, and neuromuscular systems are treated in internal medicine. Often times it can be challenging to diagnose and manage your pet’s illnesses. Internal medicine focuses on the process of piecing together various clues about your pet’s health history, and clinical signs, as well as diagnostic testing and imaging results to form a full diagnosis of the problem. 

Symptoms your pet may experience that would require a visit to see us:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Weight loss

  • Lethargy

  • Obesity

  • Swollen joints

  • Trouble swallowing

  • Dehydration

  • Seizures

  • Respiratory distress

  • Decreased appetite

  • Coughing

  • Chronic illnesses

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Internal Medicine Areas of Focus

Our veterinary team at Canton Animal Hospital supports a comprehensive approach to pet internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging, and additional diagnostic procedures. Our in-house lab is equipped with technology that allows us to accurately and rapidly come to a diagnosis and begin a treatment plan to combat your pet’s illness.  

Our team focuses on conditions impacting the following areas:

  • Cardiology (heart-related disorders)

  • Reproductive Issues

  • Immunology (immune system-related disorders)

  • Endocrinology disorders related to endocrine glands and their functions)

  • Neurology (disorders impacting the brain and nervous system)

  • Gastroenterology (disorders impacting the digestive organs)

  • Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)

  • Oncology (tumors and cancers found throughout the body)

  • Urology (diseases impacting the urinary functions and genitourinary tract)

For problems that our veterinary team feels are more advanced or require a specialist's examination, further referrals can be made to an Internal Medicine Specialist within that specific field.

Internal Medicine Conditions We Treat

At Canton Animal Hospital, we diagnose, manage and treat various internal medicine conditions affecting your pet’s health and wellbeing. Some of the most common focuses include the following conditions:

Endocrine Diseases

Diseases like diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s), hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s), and parathyroid problems

Kidney and Urinary Diseases

Diseases like acute or chronic renal failure, urinary infections and stones, incontinence, and inappropriate urination

Gastrointestinal (GI) Diseases

Diseases of the esophagus, stomach, and intestine (such as inflammatory bowel disease) where the pet experiences symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea

Immune-Mediated Diseases

Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, as well as allergies and skin diseases

Respiratory Diseases

Common respiratory or pulmonary disorders (diseases of the lungs) include pneumonia, kennel cough, tracheal collapse, and upper respiratory infections

Infectious Diseases

Commonly treated infectious diseases that we treat in pets include canine influenza, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, Parvovirus infections, Ehrlichiosis, and coccidiosis

Liver Conditions

Common liver conditions that we treat in pets include portosystemic shunts, chronic active hepatitis, infections, cancer, and metabolic diseases

Pancreatic Disorders

Pancreatic disorders in dogs and cats that we treat include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency


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