You know your pet better than anyone — however, pets may be good at hiding pain and signs of illness. Here are some signs to watch for that may indicate the need for a veterinarian visit, or a possible emergency:
- A dramatic increase in respiratory rate.
- Changes in gum color, from healthy pink to white, yellow or gray.
- Unusual changes in behavior, such as aggression or unresponsiveness.
- Dramatic shifts in appetite, thirst, or weight.
- Unusual urination or stools.