Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Veterinary internal medicine in Sonora consists of treating disorders, conditions, and diseases of a pet's internal systems.
Our veterinarians offer their extensive experience and training to help diagnose and treat challenging cases, such as disorders of the brain and nervous system, lung disease, and tumors.
At Mono Way Veterinary Hospital, we are equipped with a range of treatment methods and diagnostic tools.
We are able to manage patients with various disorders or diseases and can give patients alternative options for treatment if they are not responding well to our standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
If your pet is exhibiting symptoms of an internal condition, your vet will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your pet to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Similar to people, cats and dogs are able to develop heart disorders and diseases. With the technology we have at our in-house vet lab, your vet will be able to examine your pet for any signs of a heart condition so that you can get the results quickly. Fast results mean treatment can begin sooner.
If your vet can't diagnose or treat your pet's heart condition as part of their internal medicine checks we will forward you to a Board Certified Internal Medicine Vet near Sonora, and work with your specialist to make sure that your pet gets the best care possible.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of professional veterinarians at Mono Way Veterinary Hospital in Sonora knows the financial investments and personal commitment that go into properly breeding companion animals. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work hard to diagnose the problem and provide you with the appropriate treatment options to help resolve the issue.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your pet's immune system has the job of finding foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive actions to protect the animal's health. However, the immune system doesn't always work the way it should, in situations like this your pet will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
Common immune-mediated disorders in dogs and cats include anemia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism, allergies, and skin diseases.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your animal companion's respiratory system does the important task of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats don't sweat the same way humans do, your pet's respiratory system also plays an essential role in regulating body temperature.
There are a number of common pulmonary disorders seen in dogs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), canine distemper virus, pneumonia, and lung tumors.
Common pulmonary disorders in cats include asthma, bronchitis, parasitic worms, bacterial infections, and viruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine problem seen by our vets. GI conditions affect your pet's stomach and intestines, interfering with their ability to properly digest food and absorb nutrients.
Pets experiencing GI problems often suffer from symptoms such as blood in stool, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that has the ability to affect even the healthiest animals and humans. When cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, dogs and cats can often be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
Several of the most common cancers in dogs include mast cell tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, and bone cancer. In cats, some of the most common cancers include lymphoma, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), mammary cancer, and skin cancer.
If your four-legged friend needs a diagnosis or cancer care beyond the scope of our knowledgable veterinarians, we will refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist near Sonora.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also consists of urology conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) in cats.
Your companion's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your pet's body. Urinary tract disorders can impact any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your cat or dog's body thanks to the work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are your animal's endocrine system. When your pet's endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can arise such as poor coat condition and skin problems.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine that covers conditions of the spinal cord and brain, as well as neuromuscular dysfunction. A few of the most common neurological disorders in cats and dogs include seizures, IVDD, and tumors.
If your pet needs a diagnosis or treatment for a neurologic condition that is beyond the abilities of our skilled veterinarians, we will be happy to refer you to an animal internal medicine specialist or veterinary neurologist near Sonora. Our vets will work closely with your specialist to ensure that your pet receives the highest quality of care possible.
If your pet requires expertise or a procedure that goes beyond what we are able to offer, your vet will refer you to an experienced veterinary internal medicine specialist near Sonora.
Our animal hospital is proudly connected to a network of exceptional veterinary specialists in Sonora and around the surrounding areas.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Our comprehensive approach to cat and dog internal medicine is supported by our advanced testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures.
The veterinary lab we have onsite is equipped with the technology we require to diagnose your companion's internal medicine condition swiftly and accurately so that your vet can start treatment sooner.