These 13 Dog Symptoms Need Immediate Attention

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Is your dog sick?

This is mostly common sense but worth sharing from Find A Vet.

These 13 Dog Symptoms Need Immediate Attention From Your Vet | Find A Vet


Keep this list handy (print it out) just in case.

1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that lasts longer than 5 minutes

2. Choking or difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing and gagging

3. Bleeding from your dog’s nose, mouth or rectum; coughing up blood; or blood in his urine

4. Inability to urinate or defecate, or obvious pain when doing so

5. Eye injuries

6. Your dog ate something poisonous, such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc. (note- a small accidental piece of chocolate does not necessarily warrant a trip to the vet but large quantities can be problematic  Same with humans. Especially on Valentines Day! )  😉

7. Seizures and/or staggering

8. Fractured bones, severe limping or your dog cannot move his leg(s)

9. Obvious signs of pain or anxiety

10. Heat stress or heatstroke

11. Severe vomiting or diarrhea (more than twice in a 24-hour period, or if it is combined with illness or any of these other conditions)

12. Refusal to drink water for more than 24 hours

13. Unconsciousness

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