It can be a very nerve-wracking situation when your pet is showing signs of illness, especially since there may be no easy way for you to figure out what exactly is wrong. When dealing with a sick pet, it is very important to receive a quick and accurate diagnosis so that you can proceed with providing the best possible treatment and care. The best thing that you can do in this type of situation is to keep a close eye on them, limit their activity, and bring them in for an appointment as soon as possible.
Any time your pet is sick, you will want to closely monitor their symptoms. Problems like limping, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, unusual behavior and anything else out of the ordinary should be taken very seriously, especially if the issue is persistent. Since your pet’s natural instinct may be to try and hide these conditions, the fact that you’ve recognized an issue can often mean that something is seriously wrong; therefore, it is strongly advised that you set up an appointment with us as soon as you can.
In a serious emergency situation, there may not be any time for you to wait for a scheduled appointment. If this is the case, you should bring your pet into a 24-hour emergency animal hospital for immediate treatment. Some situations that will require immediate treatment include:
- Hit by vehicle
- Serious lacerations
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulties in breathing
- A sudden collapse
- Blood in urine or stool
- Ingestion of poisonous substance
Depending on what we find during your pet’s appointment, we may prescribe certain medications, suggest one or more treatments or recommend necessary lifestyle changes. In order to ensure your pet’s well-being, it is very important to carefully follow any instructions that we provide.
It’s never easy when your pet is sick, and the team at Quivira Crossing Veterinary Clinic is always ready to help. We will do everything we can to ensure that your pet makes a quick recovery so that they can get back to enjoying a happy, healthy life. Please call us at (913) 647-4141 to schedule an appointment.