Internal Medicine

Housecall Internal Veterinary Medicine

Our pets can’t simply tell us when they feel sick. Determining when your furry companion requires medical care depends on your careful observation of their behavior, our veterinarian’s expertise, and accurate diagnostic tools.

When to Schedule an Internal Medicine Appointment for Your Pet

During your pet’s regular wellness exams, our veterinarians do their best to establish a baseline for your pet’s health. If we notice any changes during these exams or receive abnormal lab results, we might recommend further testing.

You should schedule your pet an internal medicine appointment, if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Appetite Loss
  • Chronic Diarrhea or Vomiting
  • Fainting or Collapse
  • Incontinence or Absent Bowel Movements
  • Joint Pain
  • Persistent Infections
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Seizures
  • Unexplained Bleeding
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Changes in Behaviors or Routines

Diseases Commonly Treated with Internal Medicine

Internal medicine treats systemic and chronic diseases that can affect your pet’s entire body. Some of these medical conditions include:

  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Endocrine Disorders (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s disease, and Addison’s disease)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Kidney Dysfunction
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Respiratory Diseases

Many of these diseases cannot be cured, but they can be effectively managed with early detection and ongoing treatment.

Effective Treatment with Accurate Diagnostics

To treat your pet, our veterinarian must first determine the underlying cause of symptoms. We pair a comprehensive physical examination with specialized diagnostic tools, including:

  • Doppler Blood Pressure
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography (X-ray)
  • Thermography
  • Blood and urine samples analyzed accurate animal-only reference laboratory

Manage Your Pet's Internal Wellness with Capital Home Veterinary Care

Imagine all the healing power of a veterinary clinic available at your doorstep. Capital Home Veterinary Care serves pets in the Richmond area with our mobile clinic that delivers wellness to your doorstep. We provide on-call internal medicine, diagnostics, disease monitoring, and ongoing care with mobile diagnostic tools, treatments, therapies, and pet medications. We also work closely with several local animal hospitals, providing referrals to pets in need of more intensive care. To schedule a house-call appointment for your pet, contact us today.

Internal Medicine | Richmond, VA | Capital Home Veterinary Care
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