Pet Illness

Pet illness can be a cause of concern for any pet owner. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you provide timely care for your beloved companion. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, NY, we provide treatments to reduce any pain your cat or dog may be experiencing and improve its overall health. Before you visit us, learn about some common issues that may indicate an illness in your pet below:

Pet Illness

Warning Signs That May Indicate Pet Illness

There are several common signs that your pet may exhibit that he or she is unwell and need prompt treatment. Some of these signs include the following:

•             Vomiting and Diarrhea: While occasional vomiting or diarrhea may not be cause for immediate concern, persistent episodes can signify underlying issues. Dehydration is a significant risk with prolonged vomiting and diarrhea.

•             Pet Seizures: Seizures are a serious symptom that requires immediate veterinary attention. Our veterinarians will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying issue that is causing these symptoms.

•             Skin and Coat Issues: Excessive scratching, itching, or hair loss can signal allergies, skin infections, or other health problems.

The Importance of Consulting a Veterinarian

If you notice any of the aforementioned warning signs in your pet, it's crucial to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians. An early diagnosis and treatment are essential for your pet's well-being. Our vets can perform a comprehensive examination, which may include diagnostic tests, to determine the cause of your pet's illness. Afterward, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for your cat or dog’s specific needs.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

Whether your pet is experiencing discomfort due to allergies or digestive issues, our team at Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Laurel, NY, is happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (631) 298-1177 today. You can also browse our website to find out about the services we offer or visit us in person. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family they are!


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