It’s tough to decide when to take your pets to see the vet, more so if it’s right in the middle of the night or on the weekend. However, certain medical conditions warrant emergency vet care. Read on so you can learn more about these conditions to help you recognize and decide when to take your dog.
When there is difficulty in breathing
Dyspnea or having difficulty in breathing is an emergency. Your dog can exhibit choking signs, wheezing, or you may notice your dog is breathing from his mouth. Dyspnea can be because of several factors and should be considered a medical emergency.
Factors such as a lodged foreign material in the throat, a lung or heart problem, or an allergic reaction that’s severe – can all lead to dyspnea.
There is absence of appetite
Although the lack of appetite is not an immediate emergency, if it’s more than 24 hours already, it’s time to head to the vet. As with humans, we lose our appetite if we are under the weather or in pain. It goes the same with our canine friends. The downside to this is that it can usually cause dehydration and general muscle control.