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Although this list is not all inclusive, the following information provides a general list of symptoms that could indicate an emergent situation for your pet.

If there is ever any question about whether or not your pet should be seen by a veterinary profession, you can always contact CPVETS and discuss the situation with our staff.
  1. Labored breathing, excessive panting, persistent cough.
  2. Vomiting if persistent, bloody, or nonproductive.
  3. Pain. Pet has trouble getting comfortable, cries, or is painful to the touch.
  4. Gums which are not their normal pink color, especially if white, gray, or blue.
  5. Diarrhea, especially if persistent, bloody, or painful.
  6. Excessive sleepiness (pet can not be roused).
  7. Pus or bloody discharge from any part of the body or surgical incision.
  8. Straining to urinate or defecate, especially if nonproductive.
  9.  Seizures, loss of consciousness, or episodes of bizarre behavior.
  10. Pet continues to not eat or drink for more than 24 hours.
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