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Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians Can Help With Pet Illnesses

If you have an ill pet in the Bossier City area, the veterinarians at Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital would love to help out. Below is more information about pet illnesses and what we can do to help.

Sick Dog

The Most Common Reasons Why Pets Visit the Vet

There are some reasons pets visit the vet that are more common than others. Dental issues and skin allergies are some common reasons why pets are brought to veterinarians. Ear infections in both dogs and cats top the list as well. Hyperthyroidism in cats is a constant concern for both pet owners and veterinarians who see these animals. 

Most Common Conditions in Dogs and Cats

There are some conditions that both cats and dogs are seen for, while each vary as well. Below are the most common conditions that cats and dogs are seen for at the vet.

The most common conditions in dogs include:

  • Anal gland sacculitis/ expression
  • Urinary tract or cystitis disease
  • Tooth Infection/periodontitis
  • Diarrhea/intestinal inflammation

The most common conditions in cats include:

  • Valvular heart disease or murmur
  • Periodontitis/tooth infection
  • Cystitis or urinary tract disease
  • Intestinal inflammation/diarrhea

Contact us as soon as possible if your cat or dog looks sick or is experiencing symptoms from any of these conditions.

Symptoms to Look Out For

There are particular symptoms to look out for that your pet displays to let you know they are sick. These symptoms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual eating behavior
  • Behavior changes
  • Coughing
  • Urinating or defecating abnormally
  • Abnormal gum color

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please bring them to us as soon as possible so that we can treat your pet and send them home healthy. 

Urgent Care and Emergency Pet Care

We are happy to help you in any way we can. If you can't make it to an appointment or need your pet to be seen right away, we do provide urgent care. Please contact our staff to get details on urgent care procedures. If your pet was in an accident or is in critical condition, we also have emergency pet care. Please reach out to us to get more details about either of these services we provide.

Bossier City Vet

Make an appointment today so that we can help your pet get healthy again. You can visit us at Viking Drive Animal Hospital, 4250 Viking Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111. You can also call us at (318) 747-9150 to set up an appointment as well.

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