As a dog owner, you must have the basic knowledge to detect various dogs diseases so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.
But before you start to implement effective treatments for your dog, it is important for you to be able to recognize certain symptoms that might give you useful tracks on the type of illness that your dog might suffer.
Fortunately, there are some warning signs for certain illnesses that your dog could be a victim of. This could be useful, but the ideal, if you feel that your dog has a different behavior and suffers, is to make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible. We gathered some symptoms that could tell you if your dog is sick.
A behavior change is the first sign that your dog might have developed an illness.
Your dog may have a depressed attitude, demonstrate clear signs of anxiety. Your dog could also sleep more than usual and finally you may notice some unusual tremors.
If your dog seems to have temperature changes, palpitations, irregular breathing, you might, to check its health, take its temperature. Normal body temperature for a new puppy will vary from 34 to 36 ° C (94 97 ° F), while an adult dog will have a temperature of 38 ° C (100 ° F). The method to measure your dog’s temperature will be to insert a thermometer in its rectum. It is important, before taking its temperature, to make sure your dog is calm, because if it is excited, it can have a variation of 2 to 3 °. If you notice that your dog’s temperature is around 40 ° C, then you should bring your dog to the vet immediately.
If your dog is injured, it will tend to demonstrate its pain by licking the place that causes it, hoping that this will soothe its pain. The injured dog will also tend to sleep much longer. If you see this, do not wait and make an appointment as soon as possible with your veterinarian.
Finally, you may notice other symptoms indicating that your dog has developed a disease.
The sick dog will tend to vomit, stop eating, and drink a lot less. From a physiological point of view, you might notice a skin discoloration, unusual weight loss, red eyes, blood in the urine, bad breath, etc.
The various symptoms that we have listed are usually the first signs for you to realize that your dog is sick. As the owner of your dog and especially the fact that you spend much time with it, it gives you the necessary skills to recognize abnormal behavior in your dog. Just be vigilant and your dog will be less likely to endure a disease by its own.