Pet Illness

Pet Illness Care from the Veterinarians at Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin

At Dessau Veterinary Clinic we understand that your pet is an important part of the family and our veterinarians will treat your furry companion with the compassion and respect that they deserve. When our pets aren't feeling well it can be truly heartbreaking because we can tell that they aren't feeling like their usual self, but at the same time, they are unable to tell us what is wrong. Common illnesses for cats and dogs include stomach ailments or allergies, oral conditions, and lethargy caused by cancer and other serious conditions.

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If your pet has any of the following symptoms and they last longer than a day or you notice them becoming worse, call us to schedule an appointment. Because pets are not able to tell us what is wrong or where their pain is coming from, it is always best to be on the side of caution and bring them in for a comprehensive examination. The team at Dessau understands the common ailments and most typical pet illnesses for our area, and can help get your companion animal feeling great again!

Signs and Symptoms that Your Pet May Have an Illness that Requires Veterinarian Care

We have treated many dogs and cats when they are ill, and advise our pet parents to look out for the following signs and symptoms as they can be an indication that your pet is in need of veterinarian care:

  • Lethargy
  • Not eating or drinking water
  • Irritability or other changes in behavior
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Excessive drooling
  • Blood in the stools or urine
  • Whimpering or moaning
  • Limping or favoring one paw over another
  • Incessant licking of one area or areas

Many pets come to us with stomach ailments or have digested something harmful, in addition to afflictions such as physical injury from accidents or mishaps. If you believe that your pet is in need of urgent care, please take them to an emergency service provider right away. The health and well-being of your beloved pet is our top priority and we are here to see them through their illness and help get them back to feeling great!

Contact Our Local Veterinarian Today!

If you fear that your pet is ill, please call us right away at (512) 339-3177 to schedule an appointment. Our veterinary clinic is conveniently located at 12315 Dessau Road in Austin, TX. If your pet requires urgent care or you need emergency pet care please contact an emergency services provider immediately and then schedule an appointment with Dessau Veterinary Clinic for your pet's follow up care.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Campbell and all her coworkers are awesome! Mary remembers how each of my cats react when they come in to visit and even though they are very scared her and Dr. Campbell do everything they can to make it go as smoothly as possible for them. Even if I move out of the Dessau area I will continue to bring my cats here!"
    Izzy Roebuck
  • "Doc Campbell and crew show love and understanding for all their patients. We have used their services since 2005 for our fur family."
    Dora Ann Castro Rodriguez