Rush Animal Care, P.C. Discusses Common Pet Problems

Common Pet Problems

Even the healthiest pets can come down with sudden health problems that require veterinary care. Veterinarians are trained to deal with a wide variety of health issues that can arise in everyday life. At Rush Animal Care, P.C. in Johnston, IA, our professional veterinary team can treat many common pet problems that can hinder your pets’ quality of life.

Gastrointestinal Upsets

Pets can develop vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss from indiscriminate eating, intestinal parasites, or other issues. Your veterinarian can provide treatment to reduce the symptoms and get your pets back to health.

Respiratory Infections

Runny nose and eyes, or frequent sneezing can indicate a respiratory infection, such as pneumonia, that requires urgent care. Respiratory infections can be cleared up with antibiotics and decongestants.

Paw and Nail Problems

Injuries to the paws can cause limping, bleeding, lameness, lesions, cysts, abrasions, and blisters. Nails that are too long can cause pain, limping, and sometimes bleeding. Have your veterinarian examine the site and provide treatment.

Ear Infections

Many pets are troubled with chronic ear infections that can result from excess earwax, respiratory issues, allergies, or ear mites. Your vet in Johnston can help by examining the infection and prescribing antibiotics or other medications for relief.

Skin Irritations

Pets can develop sudden skin eruptions from contact with toxic plants or household cleaners. We can help find the source of the problem and prescribe medications to soothe the irritation and promote healing.

Dehydration and Heatstroke

In hot weather, pets can overheat, causing them to become dehydrated. Weakness, lethargy, or unconsciousness signals emergency pet care treatment.

Make Rush Animal Care, P.C. Your Veterinarian in Johnston

Dr. Barb Rush and the team at Rush Animal Care, P.C. are dedicated to providing fear-free care for their patients in Johnston and nearby communities. We offer many services, including wellness care, preventative care, laser therapy, urgent care, and emergency pet care. Call Rush Animal Care, P.C. today at (515) 270-2240 to schedule an appointment.

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Tuesday

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Thursday
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