General Medicine for Pets

At ACTLC, we are equipped with the knowledge, expertise and medical equipment to treat your pet for everything from emergencies to routine checkups to treatment of long term disease.  Our goal is to keep your pet a healthy and happy member of your family.

We provide general veterinary medicine for your dog or cat, including:

General Internal Medicine.  When your pet is ill, we understand you want the very best care for your pet.  We are committed to diagnosing, treating and monitoring any health condition your pet may have.  We will help you find the solutions to your pet’s medical conditions and improve your pet’s quality of life.  Commonly diagnosed medical problems such as thyroid disease, liver disease, diabetes, and kidney disease will be treated with the most current medical or surgical protocols.

Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions. Once your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition we can perform routine monitoring that is needed to keep your pet healthy.  We can make diet recommendations, recommend changes in medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule, and also refer your pet to the appropriate specialty service if the condition changes or is not responding appropriately to the treatments.

Dermatology.  Allergies, skin irritations and excessive scratching can make your pet uncomfortable.  Allergies in cats and dogs are treatable conditions that often show up as skin or ear problems.  We will work closely with you to diagnose, treat and monitor any skin, ear, nail or pad problem your pet may have.

Behavior.  Behavioral problems can be one of the biggest frustrations pet owners face.  The staff at ACTLC has the experience and knowledge to help you manage new and chronic behavioral problems.  The first step in controlling or changing these behaviors is to discuss them with us to rule out any underlying medical conditions. We strive to help our clients learn the reasons for their pet’s behavior and then find realistic options for a treatment plan to make your pet a better member of your family.

Signs to Watch for in your Pet.  It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your cat or dog’s aging process; however, they may indicate a medical condition that needs attention.  If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call for an appointment to have your pet evaluated.

  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss / gain
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite, decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Increased drinking or urination
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • Limping
  • Itching
  • Shaking head
  • Foul smelling ears
  • Foul breath
  • Eye or nose discharge
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Confusion, disorientation, anxiety or changes in sleep patterns
  • Any other sudden or progressive change in your pets behavior