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.