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Our pets can’t dial 911

Thursday, April 14, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

cute-puppy-and-kittenOur pets can’t tell us how they’re feeling. We need to know when our pets are ill and not ignore important, sometimes life threatening symptoms. Here is a quick checklist. If your pet has any unexplained symptoms such as the ones listed below, get him to a vet or animal hospital immediately. It’s always better to be on the safe side and get things checked out fast. Many animal hospitals and clinics are open 24 hours. It’s a good idea to check which ones are open in your area so that you’re ready in case of an emergency.

Symptoms to look for:

  1. Vomiting or Diarrhea
  2. Urinating more frequently
  3. Hair Loss or itchy skin
  4. Stiffness, lameness or difficulty with rising
  5. Coughing
  6. Lack of Appetite or Decreased Activity

If you notice any of these symptoms, get your pet in for a check up. Many times pet medication will take care of the problem, however any of these symptoms could be a more serious condition.

Remember your pets can’t dial 911!



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