Internal medicine includes a wide range of various disciplines, such as endocrinology (hormone diseases), gastroenterology (diseases of digestive organs), pulmonology (lung diseases), urology (diseases of kidneys, urinary tract), infectious diseases and many more. In a broader sense also oncology (tumor diseases), intensive care (emergency treatment of critical patients) and cardiology (heart diseases) can be added to that:
The Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart covers all the areas of internal small animal medicine. The clinic’s own laboratory can be used anytime, whereby examination results are available to the veterinarian immediately. In addition to complete blood count (red blood cells, white blood cells, thrombocytes) and blood chemistry (e.g. functional parameters of the organ), the determination of blood clotting, blood gases and electrolytes is possible.
Specific analysis of cells like, for example, puncture fluids from skin formations or pathological fluid collections in the thoracic and abdominal cavities can mainly be assessed right at the clinic. Thereby, specific therapy can be started. Also, the imaging techniques represent an important component of internal-medical diagnostics.
If your patient is found to have tumor diseases that cannot be completely cured by means of an operation, we perform chemotherapies that distinctly differ from corresponding treatment in humans.
For the intensive treatment of patients in life-threatening condition, an oxygen box available. Often these animals also need a so-called central venous catheter, which creates access to a big caval vein directly before the heart. Only using such a catheter can specific medication be administered. With its help, large amounts of infusion liquids are administrable in a short time and the central venous blood pressure can be determined.
Hormonal diseases can be diagnosed and also such complicated cases as “diabetic ketoacidosis” (complication of diabetes = “diabetes mellitus”) can be treated around the clock. Also belonging to frequent hormonal diseases in our small animals aside diabetes mellitus there are also thyroid diseases (hypofunction in dogs, hyperfunction in cats) and diseases of adrenal glands (hyperfunction = Cushing’s disease, hypofunction = Addison’s disease).