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10 Warning Signs Your Cat Needs To Go To The Veterinarian

Signs Your Cat Needs To Go To The Veterinarian

Regular check-ups are important for your cat’s health. These regular pet examinations keep your cat caught up on vaccinations and catch early signs of disease. There are times, however, that your cat may exhibit certain symptoms, and you aren’t sure whether they require a trip to the veterinarian or a wait and see attitude at home. While it is always a good idea to error on the side of caution and take your cat to the veterinarian if you are concerned, here are ten symptoms that should never be ignored.

  1. Signs Of Obvious Distress
    Cats are typically very stoic animals, so if your cat suddenly seems to be in distress, it is a cause for concern. Howling, crying, hiding, and otherwise acting in a way that is out of character for your pet should alert you that something may be seriously wrong.
  2. Abnormal Litter Box Behavior
    Changes in litter box habits,
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10 Warning Signs Your Dog Needs to Go to the Veterinarian

Signs Your Dog Needs to Go to the Veterinarian

When your pet dog is a beloved member of the family, you want to do everything possible to keep him healthy and safe. While vaccinations and vet checkups are important, there are also things to watch out for between regular visits. The last thing you want is for your dog to get very ill because you did not recognize the warning sign of a more serious problem.

Watch for these 10 warning signs your dog needs to go to the veterinarian right away:

  1. Change in Eating Habits
    Any change in how your pet dog usually eats warrants trip to the veterinarian. If your pooch is suddenly turning up his nose at regular food or treats, it could indicate anything from digestive issues to a serious obstruction in the intestines which would require surgery.
  2. Drinking a Lot or Too Little
    Not drinking enough water or failure to urinate can also indicates digestive issues.
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Reasons Pet Vaccinations Remain Critically Important for Dogs & Cats

Importance of Pet Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

The British Medical Journal has recognized vaccines as one of the greatest advancements in medicine due to the fact that the development of vaccines and their use is credited with saving more lives than all other medical treatments and interventions available. Not getting a disease is far better than treating it because treatments are riskier than vaccines, and successful treatment varies depending on the disease, infectious strain, and the health of the one receiving the treatments. Vaccines are equally effective in dogs and cats for preventing unnecessary illness, suffering, and even death from preventable infections such as rabies. In order to dispel some misinformation regarding vaccines, here are some factual reasons why they continue to be important in pet health care.

The Purpose of Vaccines

Vaccines reduce the likelihood of full blown infection occurring when exposed to pathogens, and therefore, none of the deadly symptoms of the devastating illnesses that vaccines are developed to prevent will occur. Read more »

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