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Getting Your Pet Illness Treatment in O’Halloran Hill, SA

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Many pet owners struggle with figuring out when it’s time to call in the professionals. And we get it, you don’t want to be taking your cat in for every hairball or your dog for each time they have a slightly off trip to the yard. Owners will often call a veterinarian, wondering if they need to bring their pet in for illness treatment in an O’Halloran Hill, SA vet clinic. It can be a little tricky offering medical advice over the phone without seeing a patient, though. Here are a few of the most common symptoms veterinarians see to that require medical intervention. Keep in mind that this is in no way an exhaustive list. Our pets will always find a way to surprise us!

1. Diarrhoea or Persistent Vomiting

Or even worse, persistent diarrhoea and vomiting. A one-off expelling of their dinner may not be something to rush to the vet clinic for, but if an animal seems to be unable to keep food down that’s often a sign that something may be seriously wrong. Diarrhoea can be a bit of a mixed bag as well in terms of determining when it’s a medical emergency, but an animal can quickly become dehydrated even if the underlying cause of the symptom isn’t life-threatening.

 

2. Refusing to Eat or Drink

On the other side of things, there are the animals who won’t eat or drink a thing. Skipping breakfast isn’t too bad, but when you notice that they’re refusing food and water later on too, it might be time to get your pet into an O’Halloran Hill, SA vet’s office for illness treatment. It could be a sign of something as serious as a kidney disease or infection, or even dental disease.

 

3. Decreases in Activity

Is your pet sleeping for longer each day? Are they uninterested in the activities they used to love? Lethargy can be a symptom of a variety of medical conditions, including liver disease. Maybe they’re just slowing down with age, but they might also be experiencing an illness that can be treated instead of assuming it’s just old age.

 

If your pet may be in need of illness care in the O’Halloran Hill, SA area, please feel free to reach out to us at Pets Health Veterinary Practices.

 

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O’Halloran Hill Vet Centre

123 Main South Road
O’Halloran Hill, SA 5158

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142 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA 5033