Treating Pet Illnesses
For most pet owners, it can be stressful if you suspect or know that your pet is not feeling well. Your pet cannot communicate with you, and as such, you have no way of knowing if they are experiencing something minor, like a cold, or something major that may impact their life. At Oakland Park Animal Hospital, located in Oakland Park, our veterinarians can help your pet with routine care and urgent care.
The Signs of Illness in Your Pet
As a responsible pet owner, you need to be on the lookout for signs that they may be ill or not feeling well. Fortunately, there are many signs that your pet may give if they are not feeling well. A pet that is sick may be experiencing diarrhea or vomiting. Your pet may not want to eat or drink. You may also see a decrease in your pet's activity or your pet may want to sleep more often. Pets may also have a runny nose, watery or red eyes, or a cough if they are not feeling well. Your pet may also have a fever and feel warm to the touch or have a dry nose.
When To Bring Your Pet In For Emergency Pet Care
If your pet is having trouble breathing, you should bring your pet in for emergency pet care. If your pet is lethargic or has not been drinking for several hours, they also need to be seen. Bloody diarrhea and/or vomit are also tell-tale signs that your pet requires immediate care. Lastly, if you suspect your pet has ingested something that may be poisonous or harmful, you need to have your pet seen immediately.
What to Expect When Your Pet is Ill
If your pet is ill, the treatment that they receive from a veterinarian will vary based on the illness. A vet will perform a quick exam to determine what condition your pet is in and observe your pet's symptoms. From there, lab work is typically ordered, though x-rays or other diagnostic tests may be needed as well.
Urgent Care & Emergency Pet Care in Oakland Park
No one wants to see their pet ill or not feeling their best. If your pet is not feeling well, Oakland Park Animal Hospital can help. If you are unsure if your pet needs urgent care or emergency pet care, call us at (954) 731-4228 and let us determine whether you should bring your pet in for an examination. We can answer any questions you may have about keeping your furry friend healthy and happy.