Even if you have always been good about taking your pet to the vet's office for regular checkups and vaccinations, there might come a time in which you need to take it to an emergency animal hospital. Knowing when such actions are needed is important so you do not miss the chance to save your pet from an emergency medical problem. You don't want to hinder your pet's chances of a smooth recovery so make sure that you are taking your pet to a large animal hospital if you find that any of the following situations apply to your pet.
- Leptospirosis is a disease that can strike both you and your dog. Leptospirosis is caused by a bacterium that is shed by wildlife, but has become increasingly common in urban areas that previously used to be much more rural and it is common in area with large rat populations as well. Leptospirosis is a very serious disease that can really harm your dog. However, these are specific action steps you can take to protect your dog:
- The Feline leukemia virus is a virus that you can protect your cat from. There are lots of virus that your cat can contract, and you can protect your cat against many of them if you understand how particular viruses are spread and what characteristics make your cat more vulnerable to getting a particular virus. How FeLV Is Spread FeLV is one of the most common diseases that your cat can pick up.
- Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks and it can be really damaging to your dog. If you live in an area where ticks are common, you need to make sure that you protect your dog against contracting Lyme disease. To protect your dog against Lyme disease, you need to understand how it spread and what to watch out for. #1 How Lyme Disease Is Spread Lyme disease is a bacterial infection.
- Though its name would suggest it is caused by worms, ringworm is actually a fungal infection of the skin. It's quite common in dogs, and sadly, it can be passed from dogs onto humans and other mammals. If your dog develops the itchy, red, hairless, circular patches associated with ringworm, the best thing to do is take him to your vet for treatment with fungicides. But beyond using the fungicide creams and shampoos your vet recommends, there are three other steps you'll want to take: