- If your dog has been through any traumatic experience such as hit by car, attacked by other animal, broken limbs etc..
- You suspect your dog has eaten anything toxic.
- Sudden weight loss.
- If your dog is not eating, drinking or is lethargic for more than 24 hours. (Lethargy may be hard to notice in some dogs, or may not seem like an emergency, but this was the main symptom our Pomeranian showed in her last days.)
- Diarrhea for more than a day or two, or diarrhea with blood.
- Fur falling out/excessive itching or chewing.
- Any signs of bloat. This is a big risk for big chested dogs, and I may dedicate a blog to bloat in the future.
- Discharge from eyes and nose.
- An unusual cough, which could be a sign of a collapsed trachea, especially in small, short nosed breeds.