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The following conditions are to be considered extremely serious, and you should seek proper veterinary care immediately, even on an emergency basis if needed:
- Not eating for more than eight hours
- Very labored breathing
- Bleeding from mouth, rectum or genital area
- Inability to urinate
- Extreme lethargy (may also accompany above conditions
- Diarrhea that is watery and foul-smelling
- Pregnancy complications: straining during giving birth, bleeding or lethargy
These are only some conditions that warrant an immediate trip to the vet! When in doubt, err on the side of safety: see an experienced professional! It is never a "wasted trip" when the life of your companion is at stake!
If you notice any of the following, see your vet within the next 24 hours:
- Sniffles, runny nose or eyes
- Persistent scratching, to the point it draws blood
- Crying out when urinating, or blood in urine
- Reduced ability to eat food, especially if accompanied by excess water intake or slobbering
- Diarrhea that consists of droppings that are very soft and unformed.
For the following, you should see a vet soon, or call a vet for advice:
- Hair loss
- Sneezing often (more than just once or twice a day)
- Change in appetite
- Change in water intake (drinking more, drinking less)
- Very soft droppings