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Your pet’s health is of optimal importance, but without your pet being able to directly communicate with you, it can be hard to tell how they’re feeling. If your pet seems slow, has itchy skin, or has runny diarrhea, you’re not alone. These afflictions affect pets all the time and can be treated by a veterinarian.
These health issues aren’t necessarily serious, but they can be without treatment. That’s why you should reach out to an Austin veterinarian if your pet has:
Not every issue above is considered a pet emergency. That said, be on the lookout for:
In pet emergencies, time is of the essence, so definitely don’t wait. Take your pet to an Austin vet right away.
In the above situations, any of those symptoms are cause for an emergency vet trip. Even some of the less life-threatening conditions mentioned warrant a checkup.
Slower behavior is sometimes a symptom of neurological issues or senility. If a pet is defecating and urinating more or less often, ask your vet to check for diabetes, hyperthyroidism, or kidney disease, all of which can be treated. Appetite changes, coughing, limping, bumps on the skin, and frequent diarrhea/vomiting also necessitate a professional evaluation.
If your pet needs veterinary care in Austin, bring them to Dessau Vet Clinic. As your Austin veterinarian, our list of services includes pet dermatology, heatstroke treatment, care for kittens and puppies, senior pet care, flea and tick prevention, microchipping, heartworm treatment, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, pet boarding, and pet dental care.
To contact our vet today, give us a call at (512) 339-3177 or stop by Dessau Vet Clinic on 12315 Dessau Road.