Health Concerns


Pets do get tired from extended activity, but drastic changes to your pet’s energy levels may indicate a more serious issue. It’s important to take note of when you first noticed a change in your pet and share this information with your veterinarian.

When to schedule an appointment with VCA Urgent Care

  • Your pet isn’t acting like itself (for example, your pet doesn’t want to get up to go outside or doesn’t seem to want to partake in normal activities)
  • Your pet is sleeping more than normal

When to seek emergency care

We recommend visiting an emergency hospital if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • Your pet is difficult to wake up
  • Your pet can’t get up/walk when prompted


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