“Is That Normal?” – Signs You Need to Bring Your Dog to the Vet

While having regular check-ups can help keep your dog healthy, sometimes an emergency situation requires immediate medical attention. When your pet exhibits certain symptoms, should you take a trip to the vet? What signs should you watch for regarding your dog’s behavior that may point to a more serious underlying condition? It is important to seek medical treatment for your dog at the first sign of an issue to prevent a more serious problem from developing.

Signs you need to take your dog to see a vet include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Distended or painful abdomen
  • Lacerations or other wounds
  • Seizures
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Dry or rough fur
  • Excessive lethargy

Furthermore, if your dog is unusually thirsty, or skips meals for more than 1 day, this may be a sign of a serious health problem. Thus, you should monitor your dog and talk to an experienced veterinarian if you have any questions about what is normal. Sudden and significant weight loss also may be a sign of a potentially life-threatening condition that requires immediate care.

Crescenta Canada Pet Hospital – Call (818) 248-3963 Today

For nearly 60 years, Crescenta Canada Pet Hospital has provided effective treatment to animals in California. We offer pet boarding, medical and surgical services, preventative plans, laser services, and dental services to meet your pet’s needs. If your dog is experiencing any of the above listed symptoms, or you have other concerns about your pet’s welfare, our La Crescenta veterinarians can discuss your situation and provide friendly assistance.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.