Signs You Need to Take Your Pet to the Vet

Published on March 12th, 2019

Determining when you’re being an overprotective animal parent or when there is truly a need to go to the veterinary hospital in Chicago can be difficult. Of course, we always want the best for our pet, but it is easy to get caught up in the idea that you are overthinking things and everything is fine. Our pets can’t talk, so we monitor their every action to ensure they are okay.

If you notice any of the following, it is time to pack up Fido and bring him or her to the vet as soon as possible.

Strange Eating Habits

The first sign that something is wrong is irregular eating habits. If your pet is typically very food-motivated and they are avoiding their food bowl for over a day, it likely means that something is off. This also includes if your pet is suddenly getting into food-related issues such as getting into the pantry when they are typically well-behaved.

Excessive Thirst

You should have a general idea of how much water your pet drinks every day. If you suddenly find their water intake severely increasing or even doubling, take them to the vet for a checkup.


Is your pet usually high-energy but they are exhibiting unexpected lethargy? Maybe they are not interested in playing or going for walks like they usually are. It is normal for them to be more tired on some days than others, but if these symptoms last for longer than two days, take a trip to our veterinary hospital in Chicago.

Other signs that something is wrong include cloudy or red eyes, sudden weight loss, unusual stool, a rough or dry coat, repeated vomiting, seizures, open wounds, a swollen abdomen or difficulty breathing. When in doubt, trust your gut!

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