Signs Your Pet Needs to Be Seen by an Animal Hospital
Your pet is a part of your family. You want the best for them always, but you might not know if they're injured or sick. They can't complain, but they often give you signs when they're not feeling well. If your pet shows any of the following signs, take them to the vet right away:
- Weird eating habits: Pets might skip a meal or two, especially if it's hot outside or they're picky about what you put in the bowl. You should worry when your pet refuses to eat for days in a row, or they can't seem to get enough food.
- Excessive thirst: Is your pet drinking more than usual? Excessive thirst can be a sign of something serious like diabetes or kidney problems.
- Sluggish behavior: Lethargic behavior is something to worry about when it persists for more than a couple of days, especially if your pet isn't interested in activities they normally enjoy, like taking walks or playing with toys.
- Vomiting: Occasional vomiting isn't something to worry about because your pet might have eaten something that didn't agree with them. When the vomiting becomes persistent, a vet needs to see your pet.
- Excessive eye discharge: This is a sign of an infection. Schedule an appointment with the nearest animal hospital to make sure the eye hasn't been injured or infected.
- Emergency symptoms: These symptoms include things like your pet has stopped breathing, has open wounds, is excessively shaking or whining, has a hard, swollen stomach, or any other symptom that comes on suddenly.
At Forever Vets Animal Hospital, we want your pet to be healthy. If your pet isn't acting like themselves, call us to schedule an immediate appointment. The sooner we can see your pet, the faster the healing process can begin. We provide preventative services, emergency care services, surgical services, and diagnostic services. We want to make sure your pet is protected from disease and other conditions that can affect their quality of life. Ask us about our wellness plans that provide year-round care with an affordable monthly payment plan.
When you need vet care, we have eight convenient locations to serve you with extended hours. Serving Jacksonville, Orlando, Veterinarian at Nocatee, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and more. Visit us online for location information and more!