How to Tell When You Should Call a Mobile Veterinarian


It’s tough not to love our pets when they feel so much like family. Though we’ve all had our struggles with our furry companions, when the going gets tough, they’re there for us. That being said, it can be difficult to know if they’re feeling sick. When a spouse or a child gets sick, it probably feels instinctual to check for temperature, ask their symptoms, and give them some ginger ale. For pets, however, you can’t just ask them what their symptoms are: you have to figure it out for yourself.

But that begs the question: how can you tell if your pet is feeling unwell? Moreover, how do you know it's time to call in a mobile veterinarian for your pet? In this month's blog post, we'll be discussing how you can tell if your cat or dog may need a visit from a house call veterinarian.

Signs Your Cat May Be Feeling Sick

Is your feline friend acting a bit off lately? Cats, like humans, can face an array of common health problems. From issues like dental disease and urinary tract infections to allergies and arthritis, our furry companions aren't immune to health challenges. Keep a watchful eye on their behavior, as subtle changes could signal underlying problems. Lethargy, changes in appetite, unusual behavior, and digestive issues are all potential indicators that your cat might be in need of a house call veterinarian's expertise.

Other symptoms that your feline may be sick include:

  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Changes in mood
  • Unusually frequent hiding
  • Poor litterbox usage

For more information, click here to read more about symptoms of a sick cat

Signs Your Dog May Be Feeling Sick

Man's best friend can also have their fair share of health issues. From skin conditions and ear infections to joint problems and heart disease, dogs can experience a variety of health concerns—many of which are preventable. Like with cats, pay close attention to your canine for signs of excessive lethargy, changes in drinking habits, unexplained weight loss, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms could be early warning signs that your dog may benefit from the specialized care provided by a house call veterinarian.

Other common signs of illness in dogs are:

  • Pale gums
  • Aggression or irritability
  • Hair loss and/or itchy skin
  • Difficulty urinating and digesting
  • Coughing or wheezing

To perform a quick, informal checkup at home, click here for information on what to watch out for. Remember, though, an informal exam isn’t a replacement for professional help.

When to Contact Creature Comfort

Your pet's health is of the utmost importance, and Creature Comfort is here to ensure they get the care they need. If you've observed any concerning symptoms in your beloved cat or dog, don't hesitate to reach out. Dr. “Mac” McCloskey has been healing animals around the Kalamazoo area for over 20 years, and is ready to provide your furry friend with top-notch health care.

Contact Creature Comfort today to schedule a visit with a house call veterinarian. Your pet deserves the best care, and we're here to deliver it to your doorstep.

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