When it comes to taking your pet to the veterinarian, you most likely take them for their regularly scheduled check-ups, or if they were involved in an incident. Other than that, it can be hard to determine when and if you should take your pet to see their doctor. To help you make that decision, here are the top signs that you should take your pet to the vet.
- Abnormally Tired – If your pet seems to be abnormally fatigued, you may want to pay the vet a visit. Symptoms indicating they may be unusually tired include not wanting to move, go for a walk, play, etc.
- Vomiting – For some pets, occasional vomiting isn’t unusual. However, if you notice that your pet is vomiting excessively and frequently, there could be an underlying issue, especially if your pet is vomiting blood or has a fever.
- Cloudy/Red Eyes – If your pets’ eyes are red, cloudy, or have formed some sort of discharge, they more than likely are suffering from an infection. In this case, you should visit your vet immediately to start treatment as eye diseases can become dangerous rapidly.
- Weight Loss – Has your pet recently lost a large amount of weight (for their size) rather quickly? If so, we advise you to visit the vet as soon as possible. Sudden weight loss can be caused by a serious health condition.
- Not Eating – For some pets, not eating regularly isn’t uncommon. However, if you notice your pet hasn’t eaten in two days, you may want to have a vet examine your pet to be safe.
We hope this guide has helped you identify if your pet is in pain or distress and when to take them to the vet. If you have any questions regarding your pet or the services we provide, please contact us at Animal Ark Elkin Veterinary Hospital today.