Signs You Need to Take Your Pet to a Pet Hospital
Updated: Aug 30
Your pet can’t speak and when it is sick or injured, it can be very upsetting. You want to make sure you get the right treatment as quickly as possible.
Some conditions can be time-critical, and it is not always best to wait and see how things develop. As our pets can't talk and tell us what is wrong, it is difficult to understand their suffering.
Let's take a look at some of the signs and symptoms that will help you know when to go to a pet hospital in Calgary for treatment.
Weight Changes If your pet has lost or gained a considerable amount of weight in a short time, this is a serious sign that something may be wrong, and you should go to the pet hospital. If you have recently changed their diet or pet food, take a photo with you to explain to the vet what your pet has been eating.
Vomiting or Diarrhea Most animals will throw up from time to time. Cats throw up hairballs, and dogs have a horrible habit of eating awful things they find. However, if your pet is throwing up continuously in a short time frame, you need to see a vet. If you suspect that your pet has eaten something, it shouldn't have and may be poisoned, then you must take it for emergency treatment as soon as possible.
Sudden Behavioural Changes Animals let us know that something is wrong by how they behave. If your pet is uncharacteristically lethargic, then it may indicate an underlying medical problem. Similarly, if your pet becomes very vocal or aggressive when you touch them, it might show that they are in great pain. Such behaviour necessitates a trip to the pet clinic to be checked out. Some animals hide in the garden or quiet parts of the house when they are ill. This is a natural behaviour for animals, but it indicates that we need to take them to the pet hospital to be checked over.
Other Physical Symptoms These signs might be easier to notice, such as limping on any of their legs, panting excessively even when it is not hot, a bad odour, or any swelling on the face or abdomen.
As soon as you notice any of these symptoms, you should act to prevent any further complications with your pet's health.
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Please look at our website to see how we can help your pet; if you think your pet is unwell, do not wait to speak to a vet. Many conditions can be reversed if treated promptly with the right care and understanding. If your pet is exhibiting any of the mentioned symptoms, take them to a pet hospital today.
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