When you bring your brand new baby home, it’s always a worry that something bad will happen, but you won’t know that it’s serious enough to take the baby to the hospital. The same is true when you bring a new dog home. Something serious could be going on with the dog and you may have no idea. When there aren’t any outside symptoms of something going wrong on the inside, there really is no way for you to know that the dog needs to be taken to the San Jose vet. Generally, though, there should be some indication for you to know that there is a problem and that the dog needs to be taken to the vet. A little bit of research should help you know better if the need ever arises.
If your dog goes through any kind of trauma, then you should take him or her to the vet immediately. Whether it is a fall, getting hit by a car, a gunshot wound, or some kind of dog fight, you need to take him in immediately even if he appears to be just fine. Injuries sustained from any kind of trauma may take a few days to manifest any symptoms. The vet will be able to find any injuries inside, but you wouldn’t be able to tell there was anything wrong from just looking at the dog. It’s always better to be safe and make sure with the vet that there isn’t anything serious going on.
Dog Has Difficulty Breathing
There are several reasons why your dog may have trouble breathing and none of them should be taken lightly. If your dog is choking, wheezing, has raspy or weak breathing, or stops breathing entirely, then you need to take action to determine what the cause is. There could be a foreign object lodged in his throat, he could be showing an allergic reaction to something, or have heart disease or even pulmonary disease. No matter what the reason is, you need to take your dog to the San Jose vet immediately before the situation gets any worse.