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Common Pet Problems Explained By Your Tucson Veterinarians

Being a responsible pet owner means taking a proactive role in your pet's overall health. Twin Peaks Veterinary Center is here for your pet should you need emergency vet care, but there are also other common pet problems you need to be aware of. Keeping your pet's health in check will help them lead a long and healthy life.

Some Reasons You May Need Emergency Pet Care

There is not one sole reason to bring in a pet for emergency pet care. Here are some reasons where an emergency visit would be needed:

  • pest or parasite infestations
  • injury from getting hit by a car or a fight with another animal
  • ingestion of poison

Common Pet Problems With Cats Or Dogs

The dogs we treat at our veterinary practice often have problems with skin, eye or ear infections, tooth decay, or fleas. The most common cat issues include urinary tract diseases, fleas, tapeworms, diarrhea, and eye issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, or conjunctivitis.

Notice Behavioral Patterns In Your Pet

It is equally important to notice if your pet is acting differently, as it could their way of telling you there is a problem. Look for changes in eating or sleeping behavior. If your pet is having an issue with vomiting or diarrhea, schedule an appointment immediately. If you have a hunch that something is not quite right, it's always the safe bet to bring your pet into our office for an assessment.

Schedule Your Appointment With Twin Peaks Veterinary Center

Getting your pet to our animal hospital is an excellent way to prevent many of these problems. We are always available should your pet need urgent care, but preventative care is equally important. An annual wellness check can give us an overall picture of your pet's well-being, and we can provide you the necessary guidance to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Schedule an appointment at our location in Tucson today.

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