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Common Pet Problems that Prompt a Visit to Our Vet

Common Pet Problems 

As a pet parent, you’ll undoubtedly face times when your pet is sick or injured. By watching out for signs of health problems, you can alert your veterinarian to get help. At Animal General in NYC, we offer both urgent care and emergency pet care to meet the growing needs of pet owners in our local community. If your pet is in need of immediate veterinary care, don’t hesitate to call our NYC vet. Here are some instances where you should seek the help of a qualified vet.

Reasons to Visit Our Veterinarian

You know your pet better than anyone. Changes in your pet’s mood, behavior or habits could be early warning signs of an illness or disease. If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, veterinarians suggest you bring him in for a checkup:

  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Signs of pain when walking/limping
  • Lumps or sores on your pet’s skin
  • Changes in appetite or drinking
  • Changes in urine or defecation
  • Excessive itching and scratching
  • Problems with eyes, ears or teeth
  • Changes in mood or behavior (lethargy, short-tempered, listlessness, etc.)

When in doubt, visit Animal General in NYC for urgent care.

Most Common Dog and Cat Health Problems

Some health problems are common among dogs and cats. It’s not unusual for veterinarians to treat dogs for skin conditions, ear infections, diarrhea, and vomiting. Urinary tract infections, vomiting, thyroid problems, and diabetes are common ailments in cats.

Some pet health issues are age-related while others are symptoms of an illness or disease. You can often tell if your dog or cat is sick by a sudden change in his behavior. If he’s usually friendly and active and suddenly becomes sullen or listless, chances are something’s wrong, and he should see a vet. Serious injuries or conditions such as broken bones, open gashes, seizures, vomiting blood or collapse require emergency pet care.

Contact Animal General for Urgent Care!

If your pet is in need of urgent or emergency pet care, call Animal General at (212) 501-9600 right away. We’re here for all your pet care needs.

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