Ambassador Animal Hospital offers veterinary medical services including internal medicine for infectious diseases, organ dysfunction, and endocrine diseases. Long term cases are often the most rewarding, and so we enjoy helping families keep their pets in the swing of things when it comes to chronic conditions as well, such as incontinence and diabetes.
If your pet is feeling sick or exhibiting any strange symptoms, contact us by calling or texting at (864) 271-1112 for immediate treatment.
Internal Medicine for your Dog or Cat
If your dog or cat is sick, you know it right away. Maybe your dog can’t seem to quit coughing or has suddenly become listless—or your cat keeps scratching or sneezing. Whatever the symptom is that has you worried, rest assured that the dedicated vet team at Ambassador Animal Hospital will work hard to figure out the root cause.
Our all-inclusive veterinary hospital is able to quickly test for and diagnose most illnesses in our in-house diagnostic lab, which helps your companion get on the road to recovery faster.
You Should Call Us If:
Wondering whether or not to call for veterinarian medical services? The following symptoms are often indications of an underlying illness. If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, please call us.
- Unexplained loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
- Coughing or sneezing
- Uncontrollable scratching or wounds that won’t heal
- Vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
- Urgent urination or defecation or having accidents indoors
- Increased need for water or increased urination
- Unexplained lethargy or sudden lack of energy
- Difficulty standing up, walking, climbing stairs, or jumping
- Limping or unexplained lameness
- Continual shaking of head
- Bad breath, bad smelling ears, or discharge from the eyes or nose
- Disorientation, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or changes in sleep patterns
- Any other unexplained change in your pet’s behaviors
External Medicine for your Dog or Cat: Allergies and Dermatology
If your dog or cat is frequently scratching, rolling in the dirt, biting, or licking, chances are your pet has an allergy or a skin condition. Let Ambassador Animal Hospital help! Most skin diseases are simple to diagnose and inexpensive to treat. Making a dermatology appointment with our veterinary hospital will not only help cure the underlying disease but will also provide your pet with immediate relief and, most importantly, stop the scratching.
Some of the Conditions We Treat Include:
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Many pets are allergic to flea bites or to any contact from fleas at all, which can be a big problem in the southeast where fleas are plentiful. Making sure your pet is on a year-round flea prevention medicine is the best way to combat flea allergies. If left untreated, flea allergy dermatitis can lead to a series of progressive skin issues, beginning with scratching and licking and ultimately leading to serious skin infections. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from flea allergies, schedule an appointment with us today to stop the condition in its tracks and keep it from progressing into something more severe.
Many of our furry friends suffer from the same seasonal and environmental allergies that we do. Pollen, ragweed, dust mites, and mold can all trigger allergic reactions. However, instead of causing itchy, watery eyes or sneezing like they do in humans, these allergens typically cause an animal’s skin to become itchy or inflamed—and can eventually lead to raw, infected “hot spots” on your pet’s skin. If you notice excessive scratching, rubbing on the carpet, licking, especially of the limbs or groin area, chewing paws, or hair loss, contact us for an appointment. We can prescribe steroids and medicated shampoos to relieve the itching quickly while working with you to treat the condition long-term.
Pet owners are often surprised to discover that their pets are allergic to common pet food ingredients such as chicken, beef, wheat, or corn. As with other allergens, food allergies can also cause itchy, inflamed skin in addition to ear infections and gastrointestinal issues. Pets with food allergies will bite or scratch their skin, show signs of stomach distress such as vomiting or bloating, shake their heads frequently, or drag their bottoms on the ground to scratch. Our diagnostic team will work with you to find out what’s troubling your pet and offer medication and nutritional counseling to overcome the allergies.
Monitoring Chronic Conditions
Older pets or pets with chronic conditions such as incontinence, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease, thyroid disease, or liver disease need careful monitoring. If your pet has been diagnosed with any serious chronic condition, you aren’t on your own. We are on your team and happy to help you manage your pet’s care. In addition to prescribing the correct medications for your pet’s breed and age, we can recommend diet and lifestyle adjustments to help keep your pet comfortable and as healthy as possible.