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Other than bringing your pet in for a routine check-up or vaccinations in order to prevent health issues, there are many reasons why you should seek medical attention for your pet. Here is a short list of symptoms to watch out for:

  • Vomiting

  • Loss of appetite

  • Loss of energy

  • Change in consistency of stool

  • Difficulty urinating

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Labored, noisy or fast breathing

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Weakness

  • Fainting

  • Seizure

  • Intolerance to exercise

  • Limping

  • Swelling of joints

  • Hair loss

  • Scratching

  • Redness and/or secretions in ears and/or eyes

  • Keeping eyes closed

  • Nose secretions

  • Unusual vocalization

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Weight loss

  • Obesity

  • Dragging rear end

  • Blood in stool

  • Open wound

  • Possible poisoning from eating something toxic

*Please note that this is just a short list of some of the main problems we see in the pets that come to visit us. If you are unsure about what is going on with your pet, it is best not to wait. We are ready for your call and we will make time to see your furry loved one as quickly as possible!

Pet Nutrition


Nutrition, including controlling your pet's weight, seriously affects pet health, especially as your pet ages. Weight management is one of the most critical factors in maintaining pet health. Giving your pet unlimited access to food (free feeding) is one of the worst things you can do. The standard serving for felines and canines is 120-170 calories per pound of body weight. If you're trying to help your pet gain weight, increase caloric intake, and if you're wanting your pet to lose weight, decrease caloric consumption. During a routine exam, we can discuss the exact amount of food to add or subtract from your pet's diet based on breed, activity level, and current weight. Remember that overweight pets are more likely to suffer from arthritis, certain cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin problems.


Hôpital Vétérinaire Général

3400 Saint-Antoine Street West,

Montreal, QC H4C 1A8

Phone: 514-935-1888

Fax: 514-935-2027


Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


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