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Exemplary Feline Internal Medicine Services

At Sacramento Cat Hospital, we want your cat to knead bread and purr for a long long time. Our team of veterinarians is here to provide expert internal medicine care to your furry BFF.

When your cat needs extra attention to address those trickier problems, call in the internists—veterinarians who have obtained specialized training to better understand your pet's internal body systems. This advanced expertise equips the SCH team to effectively diagnose and address a variety of complex diseases that can impact the well-being of these internal systems.

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What Is Veterinary Internal Medicine?

Veterinary internal medicine includes:

  • The respiratory and cardiovascular system (lungs and heart)
  • The endocrine system (glands and their functions)
  • The kidneys
  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • Neurology (the brain and nervous systems)
  • Autoimmune diseases

What Conditions Require Internal Medicine?

  • Anemia
  • Respiratory issues (like chronic coughing)
  • Diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, thyroid problems, and other endocrine disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kidney or bladder problems
  • Liver disease
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Heart problems
  • Cancer
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A Note on Urinary Tract Infections and Diabetes

Diabetes and UTIs are two of the more common conditions that cats face. While cats with diabetes are more prone to urinary tract infections, non-diabetic cats are also at risk. Symptoms of a UTI include urinating in the house instead of the litter box, straining to urinate, frequent urination, licking the genital area, and blood in the urine. For diabetic cats, an untreated urinary infection can lead to the deregulation of their diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney infections, and other serious illnesses.

If you suspect your cat has a UTI, please make an appointment to see one of our veterinarians as soon as possible.

Customized Care Plans

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our practice. Working together is the best medicine for your pet, which is why we want you to feel confident when making decisions about their health.

Each pet we see is unique. And you, better than anyone else, know their distinct personalities and habits, which is why we value your input and concerns in tailoring our approach to care for their individual needs. Let's build a collaborative partnership centered on your pet's long-term health and happiness.

If you believe your cat needs a little extra special attention, call us or request an appointment today.