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When to Take Your Dog to the Vet

Summary: Just like those of us that are always wondering at what point to take a child to the doctor, you will find yourself in the same predicament with a puppy. What are the signs that you should watch for on when to take your dog to the vet?

When to Take Your Dog to the Vet

When picking out the perfect dog, we always try to get the healthiest one. Getting a healthy dog to begin with gives us a good foundation for a future with a healthy, happy dog. Even though we have great desires for a selecting a healthy dog, DNA and genetic factors along with environmental impacts make your dog mortal. If we maintain a preventative healthcare program for our dog, we will be protecting our dog as best we can from environmental influences. Regular vaccinations and yearly checkups are a major part of a preventative healthcare program.

Regardless of how hard we try to avoid illness, the time comes when every living thing will get sick and that includes dogs! Knowing your dog well will help you point out if something is out of the ordinary. Since your dog cant say excuse me but, I have a serious pain will you please take me to the vet? If you are observant you will know when they need extra help.

Signs of When to Take Your Dog to the Vet

Some signs (if observed) in your pet that will alert you it is time for a visit to the veterinarian include the following:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Loss of appetite for more than a day or two
  • Watery eyes or nose
  • Fever
  • Shivering
  • Severe scratching
  • Having difficulty moving about
  • Constant shaking of head
  • Unusual whining
  • Favoring a part of the body
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain

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