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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.

Hiding out

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.

Sudden aggression

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.

Eye problems

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.

You have plenty of options available to you when it comes to pet care. Most areas have at least one veterinary clinic, and many have multiple options, ranging from groomers to boarding facilities to veterinary hospitals. Obviously, the quality of the care your pet receives is of the utmost importance, and because of that, more and more people are choosing to use a holistic vet clinic. Why might you consider making the same decision?

Gentle, Effective and Natural

Western veterinary medicine, like Western human medicine, is largely reliant on synthetic pharmaceuticals. This applies to everything from Bordetella shots to the rabies vaccine your pet is required to receive regularly. However, not all treatments should be based on pharmaceuticals. In most instances, natural, effective, gentle treatments provided by a holistic vet clinic are the better option. They’re less invasive, and there is far less chance of a negative reaction in your pet.

Treating the Underlying Cause, Not Just Symptoms

When you have a headache, you take an over the counter pain reliever, and the pain dissipates. However, you’re not actually doing anything about the cause of the headache – you’re treating the symptoms (the pain you experience). Much of Western veterinary medicine follows the same lines. The focus is on treating the symptoms and alleviating them, without looking at the underlying cause of those symptoms.

For instance, skin conditions in pets might be treated with a topical cream, but the real issue causing the problem is often diet-related. The cream might make the symptoms go away for a time, but without addressing the real issue, they will eventually return, meaning another trip to the vet, another cream prescription and more discomfort for your pet. With a holistic vet clinic, you can address the actual underlying problem and the symptoms, ensuring that you’re curing the root issue.

Unique Services for Unique Pets

With most veterinary clinics, you have access to pretty much the same range of services, from grooming to regular vaccinations to emergency medicine. However, with a holistic vet clinic, you gain access to unique services that can help your beloved pet live a longer, happier and healthier life. For instance, acupuncture, vitamin therapy, aquapuncture, herbal treatments, and chiropractic care are just a few of the options you’ll find.

When you want to ensure that your pet has the best possible care available, contact Holistic Veterinary Healing. Call us at 240-715-6570 – we’d love to hear from you!

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