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Signs Your Pet Needs To See A Vet

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008, at 8:10 PM

I was playing around on one of my favorite veterinary web sites and I found this. We get asked this question on a daily basis and honestly, it's getting old. Here's a very good list:

Vomiting (bring in within 1 day or less)

Diarrhea (bring in within 1 day or less)

Unintended weight loss or increase

Change in appetite--decreased or increased

Change in normal activity level: lethargy, hyperactivity, or restlessness

Limping (within 1-2 days unless it's dangling)

Sudden inability to move back legs ASAP

Crying in pain when touched (bring in within 1 day or less)

Clumsy or disoriented behavior ASAP

Seizures (let us know how long it lasted and how severe)

Any loss of consciousness (other than sleeping)

Coughing, especially at night

Panting in a cat

Any difficulty breathing or labored breathing ASAP

Any blue, purple, or pale hue to the tongue and gums ASAP

Sudden collapse ASAP

Excessive drooling

Straining in the litter box without producing any urine ASAP

Crying out while urinating (within 1-2 days)

Change in urination: location, frequency, amount, color, smell (within 1-2 days)

Bloated abdomen ASAP

Sneezing excessively

Uncontrolled bleeding ASAP

Nose-bleed or bruising anywhere on body

Any unusual odor

Hair loss

Runny eyes or nose

Squinting (Same day it begins, eye problems are considered a minor emergency)

Getting runover by a car, truck, tractor, motorcycle, etc ASAP

Your pet is pregnant and in labor but hasn't had a pup/kitten in the last hour ASAP

Sorry, we are legally required to see your pet before prescribing any medication. AND Payment is due at the time of service. Any questions?

Oh, and PLEASE call before you come in so we can make sure we have a veterinarian available. Sometimes they are called out for a cattle or horse emergency out in the country.

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Support your local Vet. They are there for your livestock, and pets. They make their living through medical and dietary services and sales.

Remember, when you desire to save a couple of dollars, by ordering your pet medication from an 'on-line' source, you do not know the people serving the on-line facility, and you are robing your local Vet of needed income.

Sorry, those TV ads have been bugging me for some time, and I just had to defend our local Vet's.

Respectfully submitted for reader consideration. Arley Steinhour

-- Posted by Navyblue on Wed, Sep 10, 2008, at 2:41 PM

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