Seeing a Veterinarian
Cats and dogs can often have subtle or not so subtle behavior changes that suggest underlying illness. If any of the following are present or if you feel something isn’t right with your pet, please schedule an exam as soon as possible. If this occurs after hours or during a weekend, please contact Michigan State University or Lansing Veterinary Urgent Care. Trust your instincts when it comes to your pet. We are happy to examine your pet and provide assistance however we can.
– Red or swollen eyes with or without discharge
– Keeping one eye closed or blinking excessively
– Cough, difficulty breathing, open mouth breathing in cats
– Strong or different odor from the mouth
– Yellow, bloody or white discharge from the nose
– Strong odor from the ears, head-shaking or scratching at ears.
– Unexplained hair loss, bumps, lumps or skin wounds
– Presence of fleas or ticks
– Frequent urination or frequent attempts to urinate without success
– Straining to urinate or have a bowel movement
– Change in behavior or mentation
– Change in appetite
– Unexplained weight loss or gain