Pets do not get sick out of the blue. In most cases, there are plenty of signs along the way. If you see any of the following signs, then it is time to bring your dog or cat to a vet clinic.
Changes in appetite
If your dog typically eats a lot and he is now skipping meals, that is a bad sign, the Health line says. It could be nothing but a reaction to the heat outside. But if two meals are refused and your dog’s eating habits show no signs of any change, then contact your vet.
If your pet starts drinking a lot more water than they used to, that could be a red flag. It could be a sign of kidney diseases or diabetes. Of course, if your cat or dog eats wet food, then s/he will likely drink less water than those who are on a dry food diet.
If your pet keeps hiding, lurking in dark corners, or burrows in holes, that’s another thing to watch out for. It could be that your pet is sick or he’s suffering from severe stress. Either way, it’s bad news. Get to the bottom of the issue by bringing your pet to the vet right away.
If your pet is suddenly quite aggressive, springing up on you, scratching you, or hissing at you, he might not be acting out. Find out what is behind the negative behavior before you punish him/her. Make an appointment with your veterinarian.
Urinating too many times
If your pet urinates more than six times a day or if s/he tries to urinate and cannot, follow up with your vet to determine the cause of the problem. It could be a urinary tract infection, diabetes, or even kidney disease. Getting on time treatment, especially in these cases, is a must. Before the condition worsens, you’ll want your pet to get the best possible care.
Does your pet have red eyes? Is there any secretion from his eyes? Those could be symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection. Do not dismiss those signs. Get help if you think your pet is sick. To know more, contact the Holistic Veterinary Healing at 240-715-6570 and set an appointment today.