HEALTH MAINTENANCE CARE

Internal Medicine

If your pet becomes ill or you suspect there may be something wrong with him or her, we cover all areas of internal medicine, including endocrinology (e.g. diabetes and related diseases), gastrointestinal disease, renal and hepatic failure, and others.

In order to provide you and your pet with an accurate and speedy diagnosis in a low-stress setting, our hospital is fully equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge diagnostic resources as well as a high degree of professional expertise. We also believe that educating you regarding your pet’s condition and treatment options results in better care for your pet. We have extensive educational resources and materials in our hospital and are more than willing to take the time required to provide you with a full understanding of the tests being performed, your pet’s condition and treatment options.

Veterinary Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer can be frightening. However, most pets respond extremely well to cancer treatments, which include tumor removal surgery and chemotherapy, and go on to lead happy, healthy lives. Additionally, Pets do not experience the same side effects from chemotherapy that humans do, and often go on to lead healthy lives long after their cancer is gone.

Millwood Animal Hospital treatments include diagnostics, surgical excision, and chemotherapy. We can also refer you to a veterinary oncology specialist.

Dermatology & Allergies

The first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions in pets include:

  • Inflamed ears

  • Hotspots, especially those that recur

  • Scratching or rubbing the eyes or mouth area

  • Flaking

  • Lesions on the skin

  • Hair loss

  • Red itchy bumps on the skin

  • Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues

All of these can indicate a serious dermatological condition or allergic reaction to allergens such as fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these issues it is important that you bring your pet in for an evaluation because if left untreated they can become severe medical concerns.

Millwood Animal Hospital is capable of testing for and treating a number of allergic and dermatologic conditions in pets. For allergies, this may include hyposensitization in which your pet is exposed to small doses of an allergen to prompt immunologic tolerance to the specific allergen.

For both allergies and dermatological conditions, we will also take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of home treatment.