We would like our furry pets to stay with us for as many years as possible. We try to be around for as long as we possibly can and partly because we get our illnesses treated at once. Of course, dogs it is not constantly that simple for dogs to advise us of their illnesses.
So here’s a few things that will give you an idea that your dog probably does not feel very well.
Strange actions and movement
You are probably very familiar about your dog’s usual behavior. So it should be quite easy for you to spot if your dog suddenly behaves differently – and such a change in behavior is not to be ignored. Your dogs might not be feeling too well if they are less playful, or clumsier, gets tired easily, or more aggressive. Slow or rigid action can also give you a good indication of an issue.
Many people with pet dogs tend to get somewhat alarmed once they observe their dogs breathing more heavily than ordinary (except maybe under the intense heat in the summertime). But if it’s about bad breath, owners usually do not pay too much attention to such. Many people believe that it is normal for dogs to have awful breath. Yet, if you notice that its breath is less agreeable (if not more disagreeable than normal), then maybe it is because their oral health is getting compromised.
Decreased, if not, increased appetite
Dogs are mostly excited eaters, so a sudden decline in appetite should not be difficult to notice. A drop in appetite could be a symptom of pain, stress, or fever. It is also a sign that you should immediately seek medical help from your vet, especially if it is associated with loss of appetite. They can immediately identify what’s up, or even arrange for a veterinary CT scan. On the other hand, you also should watch out for bigger appetite, particularly if your dog eats stuff they normally do not like.
Hair loss may not be that easy to make out, especially because certain dogs seem to be shedding non-stop and gets their fur pretty much anywhere! If your dog seem to be losing even more hair than they normally should, then you should be able to recognize that something is up pretty soon and this should no longer be ignored. Hair loss could be due to several reasons: it could be flea or parasite infestation, an insufficient diet, if not a thyroid disorder, which require consultation with your vet. It can be a result of pregnancy as well; although there are certain obvious scenarios where you should be able to quickly take that off your list of likely symptoms.