Having a sick pet is distressing, to say the least. At Insight Veterinary Wellness Center, we understand how stressful it can be and will be here for you every step of the way.
When Does Your Pet Need To Visit The Veterinarian For An Illness Exam?
Sick cats and dogs instinctively try to mask discomfort.
It’s up to pet owners to pay close attention to their pets’ behavior, which can help you detect early signs of illness. If your pet has any of the following symptoms, you should bring them into the veterinarian right away.
- Appetite loss
- Excessive thirst or dehydration
- Decreased energy
- Unexplained weight fluctuation
- Oral discomfort, bad breath or excessive drooling
- Coat problem or skin irritation
- Itching or scratching
- Ear, eye, or nose concerns
- Unusual vocalization
- Obsessive licking
- Unexplained or concerning behavior
What To Expect During A Sick Pet Visit
During a sick pet visit, our veterinarian’s first priority is to assess the situation, stabilize the pet, and address their symptoms. Based on the pet’s symptoms, we will use a variety of diagnostic tests such as blood work and x-rays to diagnose the cause of your pet’s illness.
Finally, we’ll work with you to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
24-Hour Emergency Care And Overnight Hospitalization
At Insight Veterinary Wellness Center, we are always here for our pet patients. We’re fully staffed and equipped to provide sick pets with 24-hour emergency care services and overnight hospitalization, every day of the week.
When To Get Your Pet Emergency Care
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether your pet’s illness is an emergency or something that can wait until the next day. Your pet needs immediate care if he or she exhibits any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Serious injury or trauma
- Rattlesnake bite
If you’re not sure, we welcome you to contact our hospital. We can help you determine the urgency of your pet’s condition and provide you with instructions to help stabilize and/or transport your pet to emergency care.
Schedule A Sick Pet Appointment With Insight Veterinary Wellness Center
If you notice signs of illness, injury, or any unusual behavioral changes in your pet, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Insight Veterinary Wellness Center. With our experienced team and state-of-the-art diagnostic services, we will work to achieve an accurate diagnosis and begin treating your pet right away.
For more information about sick pets or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.