At EVH we believe that you know your pet’s usual behaviour best. If at any time you are concerned about your pets’ health or they are acting out of the ordinary, this is considered a reason to seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.
As a general guide, the reason to seek a veterinarian immediately are physical changes. These can include:
- a bloated abdomen in dogs or cats
- lameness, or not able to walk
- not able to put any weight on a leg
- dragging a limb
- excessive panting
- no urination or large puddles of urine
- drinking huge amounts of water
In your daily activity there are also other troubling signs that you might detect. These can include your pet eating a toxin (see toxins information sheet) your pet eating medication designed for people or they have eaten a larger than advised dose of their own prescribed medication
Other reasons to visit a vet are if there is difficulty with labor, car accident, bite wounds or been attacked by another pet or animal, if they have overheated (particularly in Perth’s summer months), have a swollen face or possibly been bitten by a snake.
This is by no means a complete list, more a guide to assist. If you believe your pet is showing some of these symptoms of distress, or there is a change in behaviour please contact your regular veterinarian immediately or visit your nearest emergency vet hospital.
EVH Emergency Vet Hospital contact number 9200 4460