If your dog has visible signs of injury or illness, you know that you should take them to the veterinarian. However, there are times when your dog might not be feeling well but won't provide you with the outward signs. When that happens, your dog might end up suffering in silence. Luckily, dogs do have a way of letting you know when they need veterinary services. However, you do need to know what tell-tale signs to look for. Read the list provided below. If your dog is exhibiting any of the signs, it's time for veterinary services.
Your Dog's Appetite Has Changed
If your dog has had a sudden change in appetite, it's time to take a closer look at their health. It's not uncommon for dogs to eat less during the summer, especially during episodes of extreme heat. However, if your dog has experienced a total loss of appetite or they developed an insatiable appetite, it's time to seek veterinary services for them. Drastic changes in appetite can be a sign that your dog has an underlying medical condition.
Your Dog Can't Get Enough Water
If your dog experiences extreme thirst after spending time outside, they might just be overheated. However, if they continue to experience extreme thirst, and can't seem to get enough water, it's important that you seek veterinary care for your dog as soon as possible. Extreme thirst can be a sign that your dog is dehydrated. However, it can also be a sign of a more serious condition such as kidney disease or diabetes. The veterinarian can pinpoint the cause for the extreme thirst, and begin treatment right away.
Your Dog Has Yellow Eye Discharge
If your dog has a watery discharge from their eyes, chances are good that they're suffering from allergies. However, if your dog has developed a thick yellow discharge from their eyes, they may be suffering from an infection. If that's the case, you'll need to seek care from a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Your Dog Has Developed a Scoot
If your dog has developed a certain scoot, they're trying to soothe an irritation. In some cases, the irritation might be related to dried fecal matter stuck to their bottom. If that's the case, your dog will stop scooting as soon as the issue is resolved. However, if your dog continues to scoot across the ground on their bottom, there could be a more serious condition at play. Scooting could be a sign that your dog has intestinal worms, or that their anal sacs need to be drained. To identify the problem, visit a veterinarian in a timely manner.Share
16 November 2021
My son is a bit nervous. I thought a pet would be a good solution for him but I knew that we needed to find a pet with the right temperament so that it didn't stress him out anymore. Originally I didn't know much about how to assess animal temperaments so I spent some time looking at different ways of assessing animal 'personalities' and talking to some animal experts about the most calm options for pets. This blog has some of the information that I have picked up over my search as well as pictures of our beautiful new pet cat!