Living with a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. However, before you bring a new pet home, you need to be ready to pay for any regular and emergency pet care. Our veterinarians at Morgan Pet Clinic in West Omaha are here to help with some of the common problems that affect pets.
Even the cleanest homes and cleanest pets can still be affected by parasite infestations. Some pests are just incredibly difficult to prevent. For example, mosquitoes are very difficult to prevent. Mosquitoes are blood-sucking pests that transmit potentially deadly parasites called heartworms. Fortunately, many parasites like heartworms can be easily treated with a little help from our veterinarians.
It is difficult to resist those begging eyes. However, being overweight puts pets at risk for many health problems like diabetes and heart disease. It can also aggravate other medical conditions like arthritis. Obesity is found in all kinds of pets, from familiar ones like dogs and cats to more exotic animals like turtles, guinea pigs, and even aquarium fish.
Pets, like babies and small children, tend to put anything and everything into their mouths. They can also come into contact with pools of dangerous substances like motor oil and paint. Pets get poisoned by anything bad they swallow or from poisons absorbed into the skin. Poisonings should be considered medical emergencies. If your regular veterinarian does not provide emergency care, ask your vet where to find emergency veterinarians who work 24/7.
Dental issues are surprisingly common in all kinds of pets. Pet rabbits and rodents often suffer from overgrown teeth. Dogs and cats suffer from periodontal disease. It is thought that two-thirds of all dogs over the age of three have periodontal disease, which makes it the most commonly seen disease in dogs. A broken tooth, or signs of a rotting tooth, warrants a trip to an animal hospital for urgent care.
If you have a pet and need emergency pet care in the West Omaha area, contact Morgan Pet Clinic right away. Call our team today at (402) 895-1001 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.