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Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

(541) 345-1544
2835 Willamette St,
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Signs Your Dog or Cat May Be Sick

You want to take good care of your pet… but should you come running to see us every time Fluffy gets the sniffles? Probably not, though if you have any questions, you should always feel free to call. And if any of the following is occurring, please do call us, as they could be indications that something serious is going on. The items marked in bold indicate a potentially life-threatening emergency; please call us immediately, or call Emergency Veterinary Hospital after-hours.

  • Vomiting (continuous vomiting may be an emergency)
  • Sudden inability to move back legs
  • Crying in pain when touched
  • Clumsy or disoriented behavior
  • Seizures
  • Any loss of consciousness
  • Panting in a cat
  • Any difficulty breathing or labored breathing
  • Any blue, purple, or pale hue to the tongue and gums
  • Sudden collapse
  • Excessive drooling
  • Straining in the litter box without producing any urine
  • Crying out while urinating
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Nose-bleed or bruising anywhere on the body
  • Diarrhea
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Change in appetite: decreased or increased
  • Sneezing excessively
  • Change in normal activity level: lethargy, hyperactivity, or restlessness
  • Change in urination: location, frequency, amount, color, smell
  • Coughing, especially at night
  • Limping
  • Any unusual odor
  • Hair loss
  • Runny eyes or nose
  • Squinting

Again: if your pet is exhibiting any of the above signs, please call us!