Hunter Animal Hospital
Hunter Animal Hospital Hunter Animal Hospital Monday - Friday 8AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 8AM - 12:30PM
Sunday & Major Holidays Closed
5246 W. 3500 S.
West Valley City, UT 84120
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Hunter Animal Hospital

Internal Medicine

Hunter Animal Hospital is committed to diagnosing, treating and monitoring any health condition or disease your pet may have. We will help you find the answers to your pet’s medical conditions and improve your pet’s quality of life. Commonly diagnosed medical problems such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease can be treated with the most current medical or surgical protocols. If your pet needs special care, we will consult with board-certified specialists.


We see many pets with skin problems and allergies, including food allergies. These problems can make your pet miserable. Allergies in dogs and cats 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 foot problem your pet may have. We are here to help your pet with problems such as diseases of the skin, dog or cat ear infections or immune-mediated problems.

Ear infections in dogs can be a sign of allergies. If your dog is scratching his ears, wiping the ear area on the floor or furniture, has odor in the ear, redness, swelling or hair loss around an ear, he or she probably has an ear infection. It is important that you have your pet diagnosed and treated promptly; improperly treated infections may lead to chronic pain or deafness in dogs.

Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions

If your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition (for example diabetes or hypothyroidism) we will perform the 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 consult with a board-certified specialist if your pet is not responding appropriately to the treatments.

Signs to Watch for in your Pet

It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat´s aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite, Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Increased drinking or urination
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
  • Limping
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • 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
  • New lumps or bumps
  • Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet's attitude or behavior

We know you want the very best medical treatment for your pet, especially when your pet is hurt or ill, and we will communicate with you every step of the way so that you are able to make the best health care decision for your pet. Please call us today if your pet is not feeling well or if you have any questions about your pet´s chronic disease.