When is necessary for my pet to visit it’s veterinarian ?

First puppy or kitten visit:

In this visit your veterinarian can have a complete exam to recognize congenital or acquired diseases and do deworming.Also  having a schedule for your pet vaccination.

Annual check up or wellness exam:

To diagnose illnesses in their first stages

Sudden blindness:

The source can be from retina, glaucoma or nervous system problems

Redness eye:

Because of  foreign body, conjunctivitis or KCS

Yellow Sclera:

Due to red blood cell lysis or liver disease

Corneal diseases:

White or red spots on the cornea or complete  blue cornea

Unequal pupil size:

It shows nervous system problem

Eye discharge:

Foreign body or eye infection

Bump on the eyelid:

Cellulitis or tumor

Inflammation around the eyes

Because of trauma, fracture or dental abscess

A protrusion eye:

Most often something happened behind the eyes and it needs ultrasound

Painful eye:

It is impossible to open the eyelids because of eye illnesses

Secretion from the ears:

Ear infection causes secretion, itchy ear and bad smell

Runny nose:

Can be serous like water or viscus or bloody because of nasal problem or respiratory system diseases

Head deviation or twitching:

Nervous system problem or ear disease

Asymmetry face:

It can includes unilateral lip, nose and eyelid paralysis due to nervous system illness

Changing voice:

Due to pharyngitis or laryngitis ,lack of voice shows laryngeal paralysis and it needs immediate attention

Incoordination or ataxia:

Walking like a drunken , falling or rolling because of nervous system involvement

Neck or back pain:

Due to disk diseases

Flaccid tail:

Because of trauma or spinal cord involvement

Limping:

Lameness is occurred via fractures, nerve disease, tendon rupture , joint disease,nail problem or muscle involvement

Lack of defecation and urination:

Pain or nervous system involvement

Convulsion:

Primary:Epilepsy , secondary: consequence of liver or kidney disease

Collapse:

Due to cardiac , nervous system illness or advanced anemia

Color change of skin:

Due to endocrine disease because of accumulation of melanin in the skin or tumor

Bump on the skin:

Hematoma, abscess, inflammation, tumor, nodule

Scratching the ears, licking  paws and around anus:

It shows skin disease which needs to treat

Licking around anus and scooping:

Anal gland diseases

Bump around anus:

Abscess or tumor

Hair shedding:

Allergy, internal parasite or endocrine disease

Severe  scratching of the skin :

Skin parasites, allergy, internal diseases

Drooling and salivation:

Poisoning, internal diseases,choking

Tongue rolling or licking the lips:

Dental problem, gingivitis

Sneezing:

Nasal problems, foreign body in nasal cavity, tumor,Asthma

Coughing:

Laryngitis, tracheal diseases, pneumonia, cardiac diseases

Exhaustion:

Cardiac or respiratory system diseases, anemia

Lack of appetite or decreased appetite for more than 24 hours:

It shows your pet needs exam to find it’s disease because every illness can make this sign

Furacious eating:

Internal parasites, endocrine diseases, pregnancy

Losing weight:

Nutritional problem, chronic diseases

Bad odor from the mouth:

Dental problem, kidney disease, diabetes, gastric diseases

Mass in the mouth:

Tumor, abscess

Difficulty in swallowing:

Painful mouth or pharyngeal paralysis

Vomiting if it is repeated:

Esophageal and gastric illness, intestinal inflammation, liver or kidney disease, poisoning, food indiscretion

Abdominal distention and pain:

Gastric dilatation or torsion, intestinal obstruction

Constipation:

Deprivation from water, megacolon in cats, pelvic fracture, pain around anus,intestinal paralysis ( ileus )

Diarrhea for more than 24 hours:

Food indiscretion, internal parasites, poisoning, intestinal inflammation, pancreatitis, liver or kidney disease,immune system disease

Bloody diarrhea:

Black poo or fresh blood in  poo due to bleeding from stomach or intestine

Vomiting with diarrhea:

It is emergency situation due to gastroenteritis

Accident:

Even minor accident needs exam because it can have delay to show the  symptoms of system involvement.

Biting by another dog or wild animals:

Biting injects the bacteria in deep tissues which leads to inflammation and infection

Skin rupture:

Most often it needs stitch

vaginal discharge:

It can be pus because of pyometra

Frequent urination or unable urination:

Kidney disease, urinary infection, bladder stone or blockade

This situation in male cat needs immediate exam

Red urine:

Blood parasites, poisoning, bladder stone, trauma to urinary system,tumor

Color change of milk:

Trauma, mastitis

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