The 4 Indications That Your Dog is Not Feeling Well
We want to be able to pet our furry pals for as long 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.
The following is a quick rundown of the signs you have to watch out for if it seems like your dog is not feeling too well.
Strange actions and movement
You probably recognize how your pet normally behaves by now. So any change in behavior should not be that difficult to spot – and you should not dismiss any behavior that seems out of the ordinary. If they are clumsier or more tired, more aggressive, or less playful, then you have to consider that something is possibly up. Stiff, if not slow, movement can indicate that something is wrong as well.
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). However, many owners are likely to disregard bad breath. 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.
Dwindling or increasing appetite
Dogs are mostly excited eaters, so a sudden decline in appetite should not be difficult to notice. A decline in appetite is possibly due to fever, pain, or stress. This, along with loss, should prompt you to visit your vet at once. They will be able to immediately diagnose the symptoms, or even recommend 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! On the other hand, you will be able to identify the danger signs sooner or later if your dog loses more hair out of the ordinary. Loss of hair can signal many different issues, including fleas or parasites, a deficiency in nutrition, or a disease affecting its thyroid. But, it may also be a sign of pregnancy – there are some conditions though that will help you rule out that possibility quite easily.