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Signs Your Pet Might Be Ill

At New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, helping to maintain your pet's health is our goal year-round. Whenever a pet is not feeling well, pet owners want to do everything possible to help their furry friends get better. A visit to our animal hospital and a thorough examination by one of our veterinarians is the first step in interpreting the signs, diagnosing the problem, and creating a plan of action for treatment.

Signs of Pet Illness

Just like we display signs when we are not feeling well, there are several signs to watch for that could indicate a pet illness. Some of the top signs to pay attention to include:

  • Excessive scratching due to itchy dry skin
  • Sores or lumps on the body
  • Change in appetite (eating more or less)
  • More than usual drinking of water
  • More trips to go outside or the litter pan to urinate
  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Wheezing and coughing
  • Changes in behavior
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Mobility issues

Veterinary Services

To help keep your pet healthy, a one-on-one visit with one of our veterinarians for a wellness checkup is a great place to start. At our full-service animal hospital, we provide exams, dental cleaning, spaying, neutering, pet surgeries, vaccinations, emergency services, and much more. Our facility also offers the convenience of an online pharmacy for ordering pet medications.

Whether care is needed for puppies or kittens, adolescent canines and felines, or senior pets, our focus is providing the services needed to handle all areas of a pet's health as well as diagnose and treat a variety of pet illnesses.

Schedule a Pet Wellness Exam in Durham, NC

If your pet is showing signs of illness, don't hesitate to contact our staff at New Hope Animal Hospital. Call our veterinarians today at 919-490-2000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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