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To truly ensure proper care of pets, preemptive care-measures are important. Routine visits to the vet are an absolute necessity. Knowing about some of the common symptoms of problems helps pet owners identify diseases and major issues at an early stage. Below mentioned are some of the problematic symptoms in pets that need immediate attention of specialty services-
- Diarrhea and Vomiting. Random strings of vomiting are normal but if it persists, then make sure you get your pet checked at a veterinary. Any sign of diarrhea is a serious issue. It can be quite distressing not only for the pet but for the owners as well. The vet might ask you about changes in its diet and behavior, so it is wise to make a note of them.
- Bad breath. Bad breath maybe the symptom of oral or dental diseases. Your vet might want to remove the pain causing tooth or might recommend oral cleansing. Bad breath can also be a sign of advanced kidney disease of diabetes. Make a point of getting your pet checked for those as well, if you sense bad breath.
- Limping. Arthritis, spinal problems, fractures and bone tumors often present themselves in the form of limping. The details of the breed of your pet combined with the duration of persistence of limping can often allow for precise tests and treatments.
- Coughing. Coughing is a symptom for multiple underlying problems. Your vet might perform several tests and ask about other symptoms to confirm diagnosis. Coughing is generally associated with throat infection, heart and lung disease, asthma, heartworm disease among others.
- Lumps or Bumps. Muscle pain, fluid build up, insect sting and some of the common sources of lumps. Also are parasites and cancer. Check your pet often for any abnormal lumps or growths. If found get it checked by your nearest vet.
- Eye, ear problems. Red watery and swollen eyes make your pet quite uncomfortable and are underlying symptoms that require professional attention. Your pet might shake its head violently or might show soreness to indicate problems with its ears. Any change or symptom regarding eyes and ears must be brought to the immediate attention of the vet as it can be extremely vexing for your pet.
- Change in sleeping patterns. Excessive lethargy and behavioral changes are often symptoms of neurological problems or systemic diseases. There are numerous causes to this symptom and most require clinical treatment. If you notice any major behavioral changes in your pet then it’s a good idea to take it to the Veterinary services.Preventive measures and early diagnosis ensures better health for your pet. Any abnormality, physical or behavioral might be a good reason for a visit to the animal clinic.