Is Your Pet Not Feeling Well?
Is your pet acting “not quite right”? Just like humans, your pet may at times not feel its best. While the instinct for animals (especially cats) is to hide their weaknesses (especially when sick), observant pet parents usually know that all is not well with the pet. All of us are here for you and your pet, and we encourage you to call us if you have any questions about your pet’s health.
Our veterinarians and staff have the equipment and training to diagnose and treat health problems in dogs and cats, including illnesses that are more involved and require specialized diagnostics and treatments. And we are committed to communicate with you every step of the way so that you are able to make the best health care decision for your pet.
At Warwick Run Animal Clinic, we will help you find the answers to your pet’s medical conditions so that we can begin treatment as soon as possible. Here is what you can expect, depending upon your pet’s symptoms:
- Physical Exam: A thorough physical exam is the most valuable part of your visit to Warwick Animal Clinic and will indicate areas of concern.
- Digital X-Rays: Digital x-rays allow us to get a view of what is happening inside your pet.
- Blood work: Our clinic has in house blood chemistry analyzer that provide a wide variety of information about your pet’s organ functions in a matter of minutes.
- Urinalysis: A routine test that reports the physical and chemical properties of urine.
Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions
If your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition (for example diabetes or hypothyroidism) we will perform the routine monitoring that is needed to keep your pet healthy. We can make diet recommendations, recommend changes in medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule, and also consult with a board-certified specialist if your pet not responding appropriately to the treatments.
Signs to Watch for in your Pet
It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat’s aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:
- Loss of appetite, Decreased appetite
- Weight loss/gain
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Increased drinking or urination
- Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
- Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
- Shaking head
- Foul smelling ears
- Foul breath
- Eye or nose discharge
- Minor cuts
- Wounds that are not healing
- Confusion, disorientation, anxiety or changes in sleep patterns
- New lumps or bumps
- Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet’s attitude or behaviors