2200 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park, FL 33311 US

2200 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park, FL 33311 US

(954) 731-4228

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Pet Illness

If you are an owner of a cat or dog, you likely worry about your pet’s health. At some point, your pet may become ill. If this happens, contact Oakland Park Animal Hospital in Oakland Park, FL to make an appointment with our veterinarian for immediate veterinary care. We have gathered a few warning signs to watch out for that may indicate your furry friend is ill.

Signs Your Pet Is Sick

Several signs indicate your dog or cat is not feeling up to par. You may notice your pet has a cough, is wheezing, or sneezes more often than normal. He may be suffering from a cold, or he may be having an allergic reaction. It is best to have our veterinarian check him over to determine the health issues. Other signs of illness include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, trouble eating, lethargy, and whimpering in pain.

How To Help Your Pet During An Illness

When your pet is not feeling well, it is best to allow him to rest as much as possible. Be sure that his water bowl is constantly filled. He may not want to eat as much or at all during an illness. Monitor your pet's eating and bathroom habits, so you can alert our veterinarian if you believe he is suffering from an illness that requires professional intervention.

What Our Veterinarian Can Do To Help

Contact our vet to let us know over the phone what symptoms your pet is experiencing. We will be able to provide instructions regarding care if you are unable to get an immediate appointment. If the illness sounds severe, Dr. Ratnoff will likely have you come to the office immediately. We will check your pet's vitals and provide recommendations for treatment as needed.

Get Quality Veterinary Care in Oakland Park, FL

Contact Oakland Park Animal Hospital if you suspect your dog or cat has an illness. Minor issues often clear up on their own but some may linger and develop into something serious. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your pet’s health. Call our team today at (954) 731-4228 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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