Common Pet Problems

At Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, our veterinary team encounters a variety of pet problems every day. Our top priority is to treat any issue that comes to us as soon as possible. Early treatment and intervention means a better recovery. As a pet owner, you need to be on the lookout for typical pet problems so you can seek proper pet care. To avoid emergencies, it's essential for you to understand some common pet problems to look out for and how you can avoid them. Here are some pet problems we see at our animal hospital.

Dental Problems

Pets, just like humans, can experience dental pains and aches. These problems can lead to pain, trouble eating, and dangerous infections. You can avoid many dental problems by practicing dental care at home. This includes giving your pet a healthy diet and dental treats, brushing its teeth, and coming in for routine dental check-ups with our vet.

Allergic Skin Problems

Allergies in pets exhibit symptoms like skin irritations, rashes, itching, baldness, and hot spots. Pet allergies are caused by many factors, including flea bites, pollen, bacterial infections, shampoos, food, and much more. These issues can be painful and irritating. Visit our veterinarian if you spot signs of pet allergies.

Gastroenteritis Problems

Pets often experience diarrhea and vomiting, which can be concerning. Diarrhea can be due to a host of factors, like stress, food, irritable bowel syndrome, or intestinal parasites. With the proper diagnosis and treatment, our veterinarian can resolve the problem quickly.

Urinary Tract Problems 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are painful but treatable. If you notice your pet stopping frequently to urinate, straining to urinate, has blood spots in urine or dark-colored urine, chances are your pet has a UTI.


Limping can signify different problems, like an injured hip, joint, or knee, arthritis, or a strained muscle. It could also be due to age. Contact our vet so your pet can be diagnosed and treated.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Austin, TX for High Quality Pet Care 

There are many pet problems we see at our clinic. Whatever the issue is, our veterinarians at Dessau Veterinary Clinic are well-equipped to help your pet. We will provide the proper treatment to ensure your animal stays healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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