Internal Medicine

We cover many areas of general medicine, including: Cardiology (Heart); Ophthalmology (Eyes); Neurology (Nervous system); Gastroenterology (Intestinal); Oncology (Cancer and chemotherapy) ; Endocrinology (Hormone glands); Urology (Urinary), Respiratory (Lung); Lymphatic (Lymph nodes); Infectious diseases (bacteria, viruses and parasites); amongst others and many times a combination of more than one system. Through the use of a good history, a thorough physical examination, appropriate laboratory workup and diagnostic imaging using xrays, the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place. Not all internal medicine cases are straight forward though and occasionally a minimum database is not enough requiring more specialized testing to get all the answers regarding your pet’s health and subsequent treatment. The doctors will let you know what further testing is required, provide an estimate for the costs of those tests and, if necessary where those specialized tests can be performed. Many specialized testing can be done within the city of Calgary requiring minimal travelling.

Laser Therapy

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Almost any condition that involves pain and/or inflammation would benefit from laser therapy.

It is especially useful post-surgery to accelerate wound healing thus allowing return to full function as soon as possible.

Through the use of very specific infrared light wavelengths at different pulse rates, laser therapy sessions are used to decrease pain and inflammation without the use of drug therapy. Through a process called biomodulation, individual cells are stimulated to improve circulation of both blood and lymph, to promote faster healing of tissue and to ease pain.

It can be used in both acute and chronic conditions including degenerative joint disease, abscesses, ear infections, lick granulomas, intervertebral disc disease, hotspots, gum inflammation, edema, fractures, sprains, strains and even bladder conditions.

Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment

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Like us, animals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits can get cancer. Fortunately, however, some forms of cancer are curable. In addition, recent advancements in cancer treatment can extend the lives of many dogs and cats. Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may be used to stop the spread of cancer and remove or destroy cancer cells and tumours.

You can help prevent some forms of cancer by having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age, but most cancers cannot be prevented. This is why early detection is one of our best weapons against this disease.

Regular veterinary visits can help us keep track of what is normal for your pet, as well as detect anything suspicious. However, because we typically only see your dog or cat once or twice a year, we also rely on your knowledge of your pet to catch any potential issues early. Contact us right away if you notice any changes in your pet’s physical appearance or behaviour (such as lumps or bumps, sores that don’t heal, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in eating habits).

Flea Control

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A flea problem on your pet means a flea problem in your home. Understanding the flea life cycle and methods for its control can be a daunting task. We will gladly assist you in this process. We can provide you with safe, effective flea prevention and if necessary, flea treatment. See the flea article in the Pet Health Library of our site.