Not all pet owners can tell when their pets are feeling under the weather. Aside from obvious signs like weight loss and aggression, it can be easy to miss out on tells that let you know your pet is sick. To avoid that, here are some things you need to watch out for:
Your pet’s temperature is off
Dog Health says that if your dog has a temperature beyond 103 F, then your dog has a fever.
Suspicious lumps appear
Physical changes like this should make you worry, along with the appearance of sores and rashes and if your dog seems to suffer from an uncontrollable itch.
Sore or stiff
If your dog seems to have difficulty moving around, it can be a sore muscle. Or something else could have been broken, the injuries possibly internal and caused by a bad fall or accident. Go to the nearest vet clinic to find out what the problem is.
Drooling could mean your dog is dehydrated or has eaten something he wasn’t supposed to. If your dog spends hours in the afternoon unsupervised, he could have ingested some form of poison.
If your dog can’t seem to stay on his feet, keeps stumbling and seems disorientated or weak, pay attention. Some pet owners make the mistake of thinking it’s nothing but dogs feeling sleepy under the heat. When the condition worsens later on, twitches, seizures or repetitive circling could accompany it.
It might not always be easy to figure out if your dog is just being his silly, old self or he’s not feeling so great. If you’re not sure, then don’t take the risk. Get your dog into the car—use protective gear if your pet has turned aggressive—and drive to your veterinarian for an exam and treatment. For more information visit Holisticveterinaryhealing.com. You can also connect with them on Facebook for more updates!