Diagnosing and Treating Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Other Diseases Affecting Cats and Dogs

Internal medicine encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the systems and organs of the body. When it comes to pets, internal medicine—which uses modern diagnostic tools, such as blood chemistry screening, ultrasound, and digital radiology—is essential because symptoms are often undetectable until the condition has advanced.

Internal medicine at Blue Cross Animal Hospital helps us diagnose illnesses or conditions affecting our cat and dog patients. Some of the diseases we are now better able to treat or cure in pets include:

  • Cancers
  • Heart conditions
  • Endocrine disorders, such as diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Infectious diseases
  • Thyroid disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pancreatic disease

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From the determined diagnosis, we tailor a treatment protocol that may include diet, nutraceuticals, and other medications, such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Likewise, certain conditions will be more successfully treated through surgery or a combination of treatment methods.

With each of these options, we provide educational resources regarding your pet’s diagnosis and the treatment program selected. We will also provide counsel on at-home care, ensuring your involvement and understanding throughout every phase of treatment to recovery.


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