All pets are vulnerable to falling sick. However, since this can happen at the most inconvenient times, you may be thinking that your pet can weather the illness overnight and then you can take them to the vet first thing in the morning. While this may be alright with minor ailments that will not jeopardise their health, it is critical to note that some symptoms will require immediate attention. And if you are a first-time pet owner, you may not know how to tell the difference.
You and your dog are very genetically distinct (despite the phenomenon of owners looking like their dogs), but despite this biological disparity your dog can suffer from some health problems that bear a close resemblance to those found in many humans. For example, bladder stones are a condition that can affect both dogs and their owners, and just like human bladder stones, canine bladder stones can be painful, debilitating and even deadly if left untreated.