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9 reasons to take your dog to the vet

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Although your dog is in excellent health, something highly recommended is to take him periodically to the vet, in order to do some general check-ups, and prevent our pet from developing any disease. And it is that as we always say … Prevention is better than cure!

These are the 9 fundamental reasons that may make you need to take your dog to the vet:

  • Seizures: Seizures are also considered a neurological condition. If your pet has never suffered convulsions, it is going to be very important that the vet examine him as soon as possible in order to find out what happens.
  • If you suspect or have confirmation that he has ingested toxins or some foreign object: if you suspect or have already confirmed that your dog has been exposed to toxins, such as detergent, or that he has ingested any type of foreign object, it is important that you take your pet to the vet urgently, and get care as quickly as possible.
  • Diarrhea and vomiting: Although our pet experiences vomiting and diarrhea with a certain frequency and in your case they are “recurrent”, it can be the symptom of more serious diseases. If your pet is experiencing these types of symptoms, keep your pet fasting for 24 hours, if after 24 hours these symptoms continue, it is important that you consult your veterinarian, as he may require urgent veterinary assistance.
  • Abdominal pain: Obviously our pet cannot tell us if his stomach hurts or not, however, we can tell if his stomach is distended or not, if our pet is comfortable or uncomfortable, and all these kinds of factors that would be us giving the clues that there is indeed a pain. In all these cases it is essential that we visit a specialist, since the life of our pet could be in danger, the sooner we visit the vet, the possibilities of improvement of our pet will grow.
  • Eye problems: Dogs are animals very prone to eye problems, this type of problem in extreme cases can end with the loss of the eye, or blindness if they are not treated correctly. Some of the symptoms of eye diseases are usually: red eyes, excessive tearing, strabismus, secretions …
  • Urinary infections: The moment you begin to notice that your dog is not urinating correctly (that he stops urinating, or that he does too little), it is important that you visit the vet, in the event that a urinary obstruction occurs both in Cat and dog cases can be fatal.
  • Trauma: If your dog has suffered some type of trauma, such as a fall, a gunshot wound, an injury with a sharp object, has been run over, has suffered a fight between dogs, YOU NEED TO GO TO THE VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY. Although externally it may seem that your dog is fine, it is best to have it checked by a professional, there are many injuries that can occur internally without showing external symptoms immediately.
  • Respiratory difficulty: If your pet has respiratory distress or dyspnea, that is, it manifests as a type of suffocation, wheezing in the chest and even weak breathing. This may have been caused by a foreign object inside your body. In these cases, it is very important not to try to remove it and leave it in the hands of a professional veterinarian.
  • Neurological conditions: Your pet can present different neurological problems that can manifest as disorientation, lack of coordination, lethargy, coma … In any case, it will need urgent veterinary attention. It is important that before any change in attitude that we see in our pets, we consult with our veterinarian since it may be the symptom of another type of ailment that may be affecting them.
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