Internal Medicine for Pets

Internal Medicine for Pets

Our doctors are trained and skilled in managing internal medicine cases. Internal Medicine is defined as preventing, diagnosing, and treating a plethora of diseases that affect multiple body systems. A proper diagnosis is the key to successfully treating a disease process.  At Intermountain Pet Hospital, we rely on many non-invasive tests, including bloodwork, urinalysis, PCR DNA testing, digital radiographs, ultrasound, rhinoscopy, and endoscopy to help get to a diagnosis. Designing a treatment plan is the next step. 

EndoscopyThere are hundreds of different diseases we manage and treat daily. Below is an abbreviated list of internal medicine diseases that we manage frequently.

Cardiology (Heart diseases)

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Pericardial disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Congenital Heart Diseases

Endocrinology (hormone disorders)

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Insulinoma

Gastroenterology (diseases of the gut)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Protein-losing enteropathy
  • Liver and gall bladder diseases

Hematology (blood diseases)

  • Anemia
  • Coagulopathies

Immunology (Immune-Mediated Diseases)

  • Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
  • Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Infectious Diseases

  • Heartworm disease
  • Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Internal parasites (roundworm, hookworm, giardia)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Fungal diseases

Neurological diseases

  • Seizures
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Vestibular disease

Nephrology/Urology (kidney and urinary diseases)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Idiopathic cystitis (feline lower urinary tract diseases)
  • Bladder Stone prevention and treatment
  • Protein-losing nephropathy

Oncology (Cancer)

  • Lymphoma
  • Mammary gland tumors
  • Mast Cell Tumors
  • Hemangiosarcomas
  • Skin tumors

Respiratory Medicine (lung/airway diseases)

  • Feline asthma
  • Allergic Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Collapsing trachea