Warning Signs: When To Take Your Pet To The Vet?

When your furry pal is not feeling well, it can be hard to decide if you should take him/her to the vet or wait and see other symptoms. As our canine friends can’t complain, how would you know when to seek medical help? This is where DCC Animal Hospital experts step in! In this write-up, we will discuss warning signs that require veterinary attention!

Symptoms Your Canine Needs to See a Vet

Every pet owner’s biggest fear comes true when their puppy is injured or ill in the middle of the night. The issue is that you are unsure whether the illness or injury is severe enough to necessitate taking them to the vet immediately or if you should wait till the following day.

One of the seasoned head veterinarians, Dr Vinod Sharma, has outlined some of the symptoms you should never overlook to help you determine when you should take your dog to the vet: 

  • Hard Swollen Abdomen

Heart failure, liver malfunction, uterine infection, internal bleeding, or “bloat” are a few reasons your furry pal’s abdomen may get stiff and swollen (or “bloated”). Never overlook a puppy who shows symptoms of an inflated abdomen, and you must take your beloved friend to the vet if he/she shows bloated abdomen symptoms.

  • Vomiting & Diarrhea

All canines vomit and may suffer from an unusual loose bowel movement. Still, regular vomiting or diarrhoea can quickly dehydrate a dog, which might be problematic. Diarrhoea and vomiting can sometimes be signs of more severe conditions, including poisoning or gastrointestinal obstruction. Call your vet surgeon immediately if your furry pal frequently passes loose stools.

  • Difficult or Rapid Breathing

Your dog panting after a long run is expected. However, breathing difficulties in dogs can swiftly turn deadly. Breathing problems are typically brought on by lung and respiratory issues. Still, they can also be signs of other issues like obesity, heartworms, tumors, heart issues, allergies, injuries, and trauma. 

  • Lethargy

Lethargy and a general lack of interest in more physically demanding activities, albeit more concerning in young dogs and puppies, indicate that your furry pal may be ill or suffer from a medical condition.

  • Wincing, Whining, or Crying

Wincing, whining, and crying are signs that your dog is hurt or in pain. You know something is wrong when you cuddle your furry friend, and they withdraw from you or complain. Your puppy may need medical attention and a thorough examination to identify the problem.


Contact DCC Animal Hospital’s expert vets if your furry pal shows above mentioned symptoms or needs emergency veterinarian attention. Visit their website for additional details about services like surgeries for dogs, pet dentistry, pet day, and telehealth consultations.

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