Small Animal Internal Medicine in Myrtle Beach, SC

Small Animal Internal Medicine in Myrtle Beach, SC

Our pets’ bodies, like our own, are a complex network of organs and tissues that provide all different types of functions to keep us alive and well.  When this complex system is not working properly, it may be a sign of an internal medicine problem. Coastal Veterinary Care sees internal medicine cases and when appropriate, refers them to an internal medicine specialist.

Signs Your Pet Might Need an Internal Medicine Consultation

Internal medicine concerns can manifest as many clinical signs including but not limited to:

  • Sudden changes in appetite
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Persistent coughing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Regular vomiting
  • Frequent infections
  • Bruising or pale gums
  • Increased thirst and/or urination
  • Sneezing/nasal discharge

If you notice any sudden or abnormal behavior changes within your pet that are concerning to you, it’s always best to get it checked out by your vet right away. This allows your vet to catch the problem early, refer you and your pet to a board certified veterinary internal medicine specialist if necessary, and have a better chance of successful treatment.

Veterinary Internal Medicine Consults at Coastal Veterinary Care

Dr. Black attends conferences by small animal internal medicine specialists, and keeps up to date on information. Your appointment at Coastal Veterinary Care will start with a comprehensive exam that will allow Dr. Black to check for signs of mild or severe issues in your pet, although sometimes the exam can be normal externally. 

Dr. Black will discuss common causes of your pet’s clinical signs and diagnostics indicated to screen for these conditions. If the issue is outside of her scope of practice, Dr. Black will provide you with a referral to a veterinary internal medicine specialist that has more advanced training, techniques, and technologies at their disposal to help your pet feel better.

Contact Us Today

If your pet is in need of a routine checkup, or you have other concerns such as those noted above, schedule an appointment with Dr. Black today.