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Are You Ignoring Important Pet Symptoms?

Nobody wants to go to the vet if they don’t have to. It’s expensive, and pets generally hate the entire ordeal.

As your Washington, DC pet sitters we are extremely invested in your pet’s health and well being. We believe that it’s very important to know which symptoms truly demand your vet’s immediate attention so that you don’t make a tragic mistake.

That’s why this article from Dogtime.com happened to catch our eye. This article lists seven symptoms you can’t ignore, including:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Any diarrhea that persists for more than one day
  • Vomiting more than three times in one day
  • Sudden increases in urination
  • Refusing to eat for more than 48 hours
  • Dark or tar-like stools; bloody stools
  • An inability to urniate or deficate

You can read the article to get a more in-depth explanation of what each of these symptoms might be trying to tell you.

However, the truth is that each of these symptoms can point to any number of conditions. It’s important to avoid guessing–not even with the help of “Dr. Google.” Some of these symptoms really do point to a pet whose life could be in immediate danger.

You need veterinary care–not home remedies or a “wait-and-see” approach.

If you have pets it’s not a bad idea to create a veterinary care budget. Set aside $20-$50 per month, just as you might already be doing for your human family members. This can help make the potential vet visit less financially stressful, freeing you to focus all of your attention on your pet’s health, instead.

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