Knowing when to call the vet is an important skill that every pet owner should master. Last time, we talked about three reasons you should call for the help of a vet. In this blog, we look at three more reasons:

Coughing
Coughing can be because of something simple, such as an irritation in their throat. But it can also mean that they have an infection caused by debris lodged in their throat. Kennel cough is also a common cause of coughing in dogs. Worst case scenario, coughing could be a sign of heartworm infection or heart disease. If your dog’s cough lasts longer than a few days, it is time to seek the consult of a vet.

Consumption of hazardous items
In a previous blog series, we went over a list of foods that your dog should not eat. Beyond food, there are several other household items that can cause a dog to become ill, such as medications, antifreeze, insecticides, cleaning products, and much more. Since toxicity can set in surprisingly fast, immediate action should be taken if your dog consumes any hazardous material.

Bloody stool
If you notice blood in your dog’s stool, it can be a symptom of a serious condition. Some common conditions that have bloody stool as a symptom include infection, parasites, roundworms, and in severe cases, cancer. Don’t wait to see if it gets better; get in touch with your vet as soon as possible.

When your pet is sick, every moment counts. Call our mobile vet in Los Angeles for in-home veterinary service today!