When Should You Call the Veterinarian?
As with people, early detection is the key to your pets’ proper medical treatment.
You should call the vet if your dog has:
- A poor appetite for more than a few days
- Increased appetite for more than a week-especially with weigh loss.
- Weight loss without food restriction
- Vomiting more than three times. Go IMMEDIATELY if bloody or dark.
- Diarrhea accompanied by listlessness for more than a day. Go IMMEDIATELY if bloody.
- Excessive drinking for more than a few days.
- Excessive urination or sudden accidents in the house.
- Appearance of straining or if urine is bloody. Go IMMEDIATELY if unable to urinate.
- Any change in appearance of the eye.
- Scratching or rubbing ears, discharge from ear or head shaking.
- Mouth pain
- Increased itchiness or scratching.
- Lameness that doesn’t improve with rest.
- Seizures or convulsions
- Any new growth on or under the skin.