Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital is proud to provide the best veterinary services on the island. From exotic pet care to emergency hours, the hospital offers everything Waipahu needs to keep their favorite members of the family happy and healthy, year-round. But between appointments with the friendly neighborhood veterinarians, that responsibility lies with the pet owners! No matter how big, how small, how old, or how young your pet is, they live with the risk of contracting health issues you might not necessarily think of as “real” problems.
Here, the veterinarians break down four very common traits to look out for in cats and dogs:
- Weight: Sure, a little extra “pudge” may make your cat look adorable, but it’s no good for her! If she has trouble moving well enough to groom herself; if she spends too much time on the couch, and if her belly starts to touch the ground, it’s time to get her some professional help with a weight reduction program.
- Halitosis: Everyone’s experienced that one friend’s dog that you know has seemingly permanent bad breath. But if you had a case of halitosis that refused to go away, wouldn’t you get it checked out? A dental cleaning and checkups for tartar and gum disease are a must!
- Lumps: Lumps, bumps, or any unusual growths on your dog should be examined immediately. Even if she’s acting perfectly fine, a lump of any size that appears out of the blue should be assessed by a vet immediately.
- Sniffles: Runny nose, goopy eyes, and other unusual drips from your kitty cat’s features are often just signs of a cold, but may be indicators of a larger overall problem – especially if he’s young. A basic exam will help identify the cause, and prescribe potential, important treatments.
It’s not healthy for you or for your pet to live with any of these issues. If you’re concerned about weight, breath, or appearance, schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible! Learn more about Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital and its many veterinary services by visiting the pet hospital online, and call (808) 671-7387 to set up an appointment.