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Recognize Pet Illness with PetMed in Antioch, TN

Having an ill pet is no fun, especially if you have no idea why your pet is sick. If you feel like your dog or cat is ill, the best thing to do is get them to your local veterinarian's office as soon as possible. Make an appointment today at PetMed total pet care facility in Antioch, TN to get your pet feeling better in no time. 

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Why Pets Visit the Vet

Pets visit the vet for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons why pets visit veterinarians are dental issues and skins allergies, ear infections, hyperthyroidism, and upset stomach. These vary between dogs and cats. Pets also visit the vet for routine checkups, to get the nails clipped, and to get groomed. 

Most Common Conditions in Dogs and Cats

Illnesses in dogs and cats can vary. Our veterinarians can treat your dog or cat based on what they have. The most common conditions in dogs are as follows: osteoarthritis, anal gland sacculitis, ear infections, cystitis or urinary tract disease, upset stomach, atopic or allergic dermatitis, intestinal inflammation/diarrhea, benign skin neoplasia, periodontitis/tooth Infection, and pyoderma (hot spots). The most common conditions in cats are valvular heart disease or murmur, periodontitis/tooth infection, atopic or allergic dermatitis, cystitis or urinary tract disease, inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease or failure, diabetes mellitus, upset stomach, hyperthyroidism, and intestinal inflammation/diarrhea.

Symptoms to Look Out For

Below are certain symptoms to look out for in your dog or cat. Symptoms to look out for include: vomiting, diarrhea, and unusual eating behavior. Dogs and cats may show slightly different symptoms as well. If your cat is feeling ill, he or she may be acting out of place, drinking, eating or using the cat box more or less than usual, vomiting right after eating, coughing, pale gums, and unusual temperature. These are symptoms to look out for if your dog is feeling ill: cloudy, red, or dry eyes, bad breath, bowel movements that keep changing, changes in appetite, itchy or dry skin, sleeping more, and stiffness. Take your pet to the nearest vet if these symptoms persist.

Urgent Care

If you feel like you have an emergency, take your pet to the nearest animal urgent care as soon as possible. PetMed in Antioch, TN also offers emergency pet care.

Make an Appointment Today

Make an appointment today at our Antioch office so that we can get your pet treated and feeling better again. You can visit our office at 1120 Bell Rd Antioch, TN 37013, or schedule an appointment online or call us at (615) 731-8074 today. What are you waiting for?

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Would NOT go anywhere else. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and care deeply about the health and welfare of your pet. If you are looking for the best care for your beloved companion, PetMed is the place to go!

Patty Wilson
Nolensville, TN

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