There is a time in your dog’s life when it’s necessary to see the doctor just as it does in your life. We as people generally put it off as frequently as we could, but many of us wonder “how do I know when my dog needs to see the vet.”
Naturally, all of us know if there has been an injury or your pet is bleeding or has been little by a different animal these emergencies require seeing the vet at once. <–more!–> It’s those other instances when you think he/she is not feeling well, but do not want to spend cash or time to just take them to realize your veterinarian on what might be a wild goose chase.
In the following paragraphs, I will attempt to give you a “bird’s eye” view of what symptoms to look for in your dog that might require a trip to the vet to its health’s sake. Check out the services in Southwind Animal Hospital.
Puppies, those full of mischief animals are always into something. The most common problem is they have chewed and swallowed something they should not have. With the holiday approaching and treats are everywhere, puppies are excellent candidates for indigestion and toxic poisoning. Simple things like raisins, berries, onions, macadamia nuts, avocados, and chocolate could be deadly to a puppy. Alcohol, antifreeze, and tulip bulbs rank high in toxic poisoning. Feeding puppy alcohol is thought of as something fun to do, but that may cause considerable injury in the internal system of a puppy. If your pet has ingested any of these things call your vet at the same time. Click here to learn more.
Puppies love to chew whatever they can get into their mouths, Christmas ornaments, socks, pieces of clothing, things such as vacation tinsel, and even pieces of shoes can get trapped inside their intestines and throats and want medical treatment simultaneously.
Check for the cause of choking in his mouth, in case you can’t find anything try the Heimlich maneuver if your pet is choking.
For a pup, sit on the floor and set the face down so that your kneecap is behind its ribcage. Gently but firmly push him down on your knee many times at a motion, checking to see if the item has popped out. Repeat if necessary!
To get a pup, round the puppy during its waist wrap your arms from the rear and lift it slightly to boost its hindquarters, place a fist behind its ribs and provide a few pushes that are quick to it. Check to see if the object has been removed. Repeat if necessary!
The object calls your vet at once and takes the puppy there, even if you’ve removed.
Adult dogs have bleeding which can not be ceased, can also require attention particularly if they are breathing rapidly, vomiting, have diarrhea, or are acting lethargic.
Should be attended to by your vet.
Your vet must also attend to any type of breathing issue, there are many problems that could cause a problem in a pet’s breathing which you as a newcomer wouldn’t have the ability to diagnose?
Since they are always finding things that are wonderful to enter, occasional nausea and nausea are fairly normal in a dog’s life. But if the smoke or diarrhea has blood in your dog is not food or anything else it may have digested a fast trip to the vet is suggested. If your dog is vomiting and its stomach is bloated it could be commonly known as bloat and is a severe illness requiring your vet’s care.
A dog that’s disinterested in what is currently happening around him/her and lies on its bed lifting its head to acknowledge your presence demands a trip to the vet as it can be a sign of an underlying disease.
Other indications that may require a vet’s attention are coughing, a shift in its behavior that was regular, greater water consumption, which can be a sign of kidney issues or diabetes.
Anytime your dog begins acting unusually is an indication something is amiss and ought to be considered.
Senior dogs endure the aches and pains that arrive with age and age for the most part. Much like their counterparts with age comes just a small pain.
But if your dog suddenly starts yelling or limping in pain a visit to the vet is required. A dog that utilizes or can’t walk its legs need emergency care and could have a spinal disk issue.
If your dog becomes non-eater or a picky which may be an indication that something isn’t right. It’s possible, like we people, to have a bad day and not want to eat for one reason or another, but something may be wrong when it goes for more than a day.
As it might be an indication of hypothyroidism or other underlying diseases, sudden or unexplained weight gain is an indication that needs care.
While eyesight is a problem we all face as we age, a problem that requires medical attention could be indicated by the look of discoloration at heart, swelling, cloudiness squinting or tearing.
I hope this small “bird’s eye” view of a few of the medical problems that your dog may face has helped you become more alert and mindful.
Since our pets are a precious commodity and fill our lives with affection and love, they subsequently deserve the very best care we can give them. Care to be our love and care and when necessary the proper medical assistance to make their lives more pleasant and well.