It is a source of concern when our pets are not feeling well, as we think of our pets like a family member. So, we’re in pain when they’re in pain. Sometimes, it can be tricky to diagnose when our pet’s symptoms are a sign of a serious emergency, or a problem can arise that you can’t wait until the morning to be handled by a vet. Silicon Valley Pet Hospital staffs an emergency vet around the clock. Some of the serious symptoms have been outlined below that you shouldn’t ignore when it comes to your pets, as it is a matter of your pet’s health. When should I take my pet to the animal hospital?
Trouble Breathing – If changes in your pet are being observed and you notice that your animal is suddenly having problems in breathing, then they need to get to the vet right away, especially if their lips are puffed out.
Weakness/Collapsing –If your pet suddenly becomes very weak or collapses, this could be pointing to a larger issue and something which needs to be taken care of immediately. Internal bleeding, cardiac conditions, or an organ malfunction are the common causes of collapsing.
Vomiting/Diarrhea – Our pets may vomit now and then, or maybe have a minor case of loose stool or diarrhea. However, if persistent vomiting and diarrhea is observed, then your pet needs immediate medical attention. Gastrointestinal issues are common causes of vomiting and diarrhea.
Loss of Muscular Control of Back Legs – Dachshunds, Corgis, and similar breeds often have this issue. Their spinal cords are more vulnerable because they are long and short. Paralysis may come on very suddenly in such breeds and is a matter of concern, but can be treated quickly by an emergency vet.
Major Traumas – There is no need to wait when you see a visible injury in your pet or if you know that an animal has been hit by a car, has fallen, or shows signs of any other major injury, you need to get your pet immediately to the emergency vet.