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Pet Illness

Common Pet Illness Treated by Dr. Goodyear, a Veterinarian in Overland Park

Dr. Goodyear is a Veterinarian in Overland Park at the Nall Hills Animal Hospital. Pet illness can be scary for pet owners, your pet obviously cannot tell you what’s wrong, so you must decide if a trip to Dr. Goodyear at Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park Ks is necessary.

Cat getting checked up on for illness.

Common Pet Illness – Common Cold & Flu

When it comes to the upper respiratory infections and influenza, your pets are just as susceptible as you are to catching the viruses. Oddly, your dog cannot catch a cold or flu from a human.


Parasites or worms are another common problem in both cats and dogs. Dogs are more susceptible to whipworms, for example, which can cause the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration (new line, separate bullet point) bloody diarrhea

If not treated it can be deadly. If your dog shows any of these symptoms get him/her to Dr. Goodyear at Nall Hills Animal Hospital as soon as possible.

Puppies and kittens are prone to and roundworms. Many times they are born with them because their mother had them. This is very common. If your puppy or kitten has any of the following they need to see a Veterinarian in Overland Park KS:

  • Vomiting
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Worms in their stool
  • Swollen stomach
  • Unexplained weight loss  

If worms are left untreated they can make your puppy or kitten very sick and they could even die.

Cats can also get worms The most common worm for a cat is a tapeworm. Tapeworms are usually found where the pet sleeps or around their anus. They appear as small grains of rice.

If your pet is displaying unusual behavior chances are they do not feel well.  If there is no change or they get worse take them to Dr. Goodyear to be checked out, just to be safe.

If you suspect your pet has an illness it is always a good idea to take them to Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park, KS to be seen by Dr. Goodyear.

You can call us at (913) 341-8836 to set up an appointment to see your furry family member.