If your dog is breathing fast for no apparent reason, you're bound to be concerned. Today, our Mechanicsburg vets share some of the reasons why your dog may be breathing hard and when it's time for your dog to see the vet.
Your dog or cat may be panting, but that isn't the same thing as labored breathing. Labored breathing actually means that your pet is struggling to breathe properly. Here, our Mechanicsburg vets explain what shallow breathing and difficulty swallowing in cats and dogs (difficulty swallowing sometimes accompanies labored breathing) and what to do if your pet is showing signs of labored breathing.
Antifreeze is a common hazard for dogs, as it takes a very little amount to cause fatal damage to their systems. Our Mechanicsburg vets describe symptoms of antifreeze poisoning, and what you should do if you discover your dog consuming antifreeze.
No doubt about it, cats love to sleep. Our Mechanicsburg emergency vets are often asked by concerned cat owners if they should be worried that their cat is sleeping so much. When does a cat nap indicate that there may actually be a health emergency?
Has your pet been staggering, stumbling or falling over? One or more underlying medical issues may be the culprit, including injury, infection, poisoning or stroke. Our veterinarians in Mechanicsburg explain why you should take your pet to an animal hospital as soon as possible.