Common Pet Problems

As a pet parent, your goal is to see your pet enjoy a healthy life. Unfortunately, even with the best planning, accidents and illnesses can still occur in your animal friends. In light of this, you need to be aware of common pet problems and how to respond when these challenges strike. Read on to learn more about common pet problems from our veterinarian at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN.

Fleas and Ticks

Parasites are a constant menace for pets. Fleas like living in rugs and carpets while ticks hide in tall grass, waiting for passing animals to pounce on them. While ticks and fleas are common, it’s easy to deal with them. Cleanliness and using treatment products can keep these pesky parasites at bay. Medication will protect your pet against diseases carried by these parasites.


Allergic reactions are common in pets, just like in humans. Environmental allergens like pollen, mold, and dust are likely to trigger allergic reactions. Pets can also suffer from food allergies. Our veterinarian will identify the irritants your pet is allergic to so you can avoid them.

Dermatology Issues

Have you noticed that your dog is constantly scratching their skin? Perhaps you have spotted hair loss or rashes on your pet? Skin problems could be the culprit. Instead of waiting for the condition to clear up on its own, schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.


You must keep your pet hydrated if you notice your pet is passing watery stool. For diarrhea that lasts for more than a day, book an appointment with our animal hospital so our veterinarian can determine what is causing it.


There are numerous causes of vomiting including heatstroke, poisoning, infections, and intestinal obstruction. If you notice that vomiting lasts for more than a day or is accompanied by symptoms like excessive drooling, lethargy, and abdominal heaving, book an appointment with our vet immediately.

Emergency Pet Care Services in Knoxville, TN 

Call Bluegrass Animal Hospital today at (865) 694-8387 for more information on urgent care or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

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