Infectious Disease

Overview:

Infectious diseases may occur in both the dog and cat.  Both indoor and outdoor pets are at risk.  Some infections are more common in warmer months, while others may occur any time of the year.  Some of the infectious diseases that we diagnose and treat include:

  • Cytauxzoonosis
  • Bartonellosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Babesia
  • Mycoplasma
  • Leptosporosis
  • Fungal infections
  • Feline Leukemia Virus
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Diagnostics:

During your appointment, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a thorough physical exam.  Following a discussion of the medical history and exam findings, a combination of diagnostics will be recommended and may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Infectious disease testing (e.g. cultures, PCR, and/or serology)
  • Imaging - abdominal ultrasound, digital radiographs

Treatment:

A comprehensive and individualized treatment plan will be developed for your pet based on your pet’s medical history and the results of the tests performed during this visit.  Treatment recommendations typically include oral or infused medications. 

Aftercare:

A plan for follow up rechecks and treatments will be determined based on the diagnosis and treatment plan elected during your pet’s visit. We will collaborate with your primary veterinarian to design the best plan for your pet, which may include follow up rechecks with our team or your primary veterinarian.