Jul 15, 2010

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Call the Vet?

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You should keep your Vet’s phone number handy–near your telephone, in the glove compartment of your car, and in your wallet. For quicker access, encode the number in the automatic-dialing feature of your phone, if it has one.

Call you are Vet if your dog or puppy has these symptoms:

If your Puppy/Dog has an elevated temperature for more than 24 hours.
Skin temperature
Skin color
Tounge Color
Eyes Not bright and they look like they are dazed.

2. Behavior
If your Puppy/Dog exhibits abrupt or prolonged changes from his normal behavior, such as irritability or hyperactivity.
If your Puppy/Dog is sluggish or drowsy for long periods.

3. Bowel movements
If your Puppy/Dog has unexpected changes in his bowel movements.
If your Puppy/Dog has blood in his stools.
If your Puppy/Dog has severe or prolonged constipation or diarrhea.

4. Urination
Tenderness – is going too much or he cannot relieve himself at all.
If your Puppy shows that, and an area is tender to the touch.

5. Vomiting
If your Puppy/Dog vomits over a prolonged period or vomits forcefully after every feeding.

6. Coughing
If your Puppy/Dog has a prolonged cough or Mucus.

7. Breathing
If your Puppy has difficulty breathing, especially if the breathing is noisy and rapid.
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