Sooner or later, your pet will develop health problems. Many of these problems can be successfully treated with help from veterinarians. At Parkway Animal Hospital, we have been providing pet owners in Grand Prairie, TX with reliable emergency pet care services for many years. Read on to learn more about common pet problems and how our veterinarians help address them.
It’s estimated that 59.5% of all cats and 55.8% of dogs are overweight. Being overweight increases a pet’s chance of getting serious health problems like arthritis and heart disease. Talk to your vet about what a healthy weight for your pet is and how you can help your pet reach its target weight.
Pets can eat anything they come across. Cats are especially prone to eating toxic plants like poinsettias. Both dogs and cats are often poisoned from eating human medication lying around or eating rodents that have been poisoned by rodenticides. In Texas, pets also suffer from snake bites. Any animal showing signs of poisoning needs immediate emergency pet care.
Many pet owners do not realize that their pet’s teeth need regular cleaning. Periodontal disease not only makes a pet suffer bad breath, mouth pain, and tooth loss but also increases the chances of that pet experiencing problems with the heart, liver, and kidneys. Any pet that is in such pain that he or she can’t eat properly needs urgent care.
Our veterinarians have solutions for keeping parasites from harming your pet. Topical spot-on treatments or chewable tablets kill fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes whenever they bite your pet. Chewable tablets or injectable medication help prevent heartworms, preventing fatal heartworm disease.
The American Humane Association estimates that about 10 million pets go missing in America every year. Many are euthanized in shelters because they were not found in time. You greatly increase your chances of being reunited with your pet by getting him or her microchipped. You also decrease the chance of the pet wandering off in search of mates by getting him or her spayed or neutered.
One of the earliest signs of many health problems like arthritis, diabetes, injuries, or urinary obstructions is when a pet suddenly starts having accidents. Cats with health problems often cannot reach the litter box in time. Dogs may not be able to control their bodily functions when sick. If your dog or cat is defecating inappropriately, he or she needs to see a veterinarian right away.
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Call Parkway Animal Hospital today at (972) 263-7277 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our emergency pet care professionals.