Many emergencies your dog suffers are not subtle, and the need of an emergency vet is quite obvious. But there are any number of life-threatening problems that can start with symptoms that don’t seem like a big deal at first. Here are a few emergencies that need immediate attention by your Boca Raton veterinarian.
If you dog is having a difficult time breathing, you need to seek help right away. That is, if your dog is making noise when breathing or puffing his lips when breathing, get him to the vet as soon as possible.
If your dog appears restless and is panting, it could be a sign of something very serious. If you notice your dog cannot lie down comfortably or unsuccessfully tries to vomit, you should seek the services of your veterinarian right away.
You may freak out if your dog suffers a seizure. However, a single seizure is not at all likely to be life threatening. But if your dog suffers a series or seizures that become progressively worse, it could be very serious and certainly cause for a trip to the veterinary office. Sometimes, seizures are caused by toxins and can have fatal results.
While some dogs may pass up a meal here and there, others who go even a day without eating can mean they are sick. If your dog eats every day and happens to skip a meal, it could be a sign something is not right. But if your dog is not eating or drinking enough to cover their needs, then he needs to be taken to a vet right away.
Many times, when your dog is suffering a condition, it is best to play it safe and take him to see the vet.