Veterinary Internal Medicine in Huntsville, AL
We know how worrying it can be to have a pet that seems sick and not know what’s wrong with them. That’s why you have our experienced, supportive team at Midtown Veterinary Practice to help. Our veterinarians in Huntsville can tackle challenging internal medical cases and will use every resource available to make your pet feel better.
We use sophisticated diagnostic equipment at our animal hospital, including an in-house laboratory for analyzing blood, fecal, and urine samples, and a digital X-ray machine for viewing the heart, lungs, bones, joints, and more. Our hospital also offers many treatment options, each tailored to your unique pet, to reduce their symptoms and enhance their quality of life.
What Conditions are Treated with Internal Medicine?
Dogs and cats can be like humans in various ways, especially when it comes to the illnesses they develop. While it’s always our goal to prevent illness in your pet, life happens, and unexpected conditions can pop up. That’s why our animal hospital is outfitted to address these conditions and provide the necessary medical support.
Conditions we can diagnose and help manage at Midtown Veterinary Practice include:
Treating Cancer in Dogs and Cats
Successful treatment of cancer in dogs and cats is possible with early detection, which is usually achieved with the help of annual physical exams and routine blood work. Often, pets will not show signs of a problem until it has become more serious, so regular checkups are critical. Furthermore, many types of cancer start by developing inside the body.
At Midtown Veterinary Practice, we can perform surgical removal of tumors in some cases, but we also offer chemotherapy. Unlike chemotherapy for humans, pet chemotherapy often has less negative impact on your companion’s health and comfort. Dogs and cats usually respond well to chemotherapy and experience less severe side effects. Depending on your pet’s particular condition, we may recommend oral or injectable chemotherapy.
In the event that your pet needs further treatment for their cancer, we can refer you both to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine or Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners.