Identifying What’s Wrong with Your Pet
Just like humans, dogs unfortunately are not immune to getting sick. While it can be difficult seeing your furry pooch in pain and discomfort, there are a number of things you can do as an owner to identify the issue in order to take the right action. We recommend remaining vigilant and keeping an eye out of the symptoms they’re displaying, as it can be challenging to understand what is wrong with them.
We’re going to discuss some of the symptoms they might display, then advise you on the best way to handle the situation. Nobody knows your dog better than you, and is why if you fear something is wrong, we strongly advise that you seek medical attention for your dog immediately.
Continuous diarrhoea can be a confronting thing to deal with, if your dog is suffering from either constipation or an excessive amount of bowel motions for longer than 48 hours, take them to their local vet and if possible, bring along a stool sample so that the issue can be identified promptly.
Refusing to eat or chocking when eating are concerns and must be checked out, while vomiting could be caused by an allergic reaction, or something more serious. An upset stomach is quite common among dogs, especially if they’re tried food unfamiliar, or they have overindulged with leftovers. Refusing to drink fluids is a larger concern than not wanting to eat, dehydration is dangerous and getting that examined is crucial.
Dogs, on average should be breathing at 15 to 20 times per minute, if they are struggling to breathe, or huffing excessively, they could be suffering from allergies, or there could be something in your home that’s causing this reaction. Air fresheners and perfumes can be danagerous to both humans and animals, so if you notice your dog is reacting to a certain smell, eliminate the threat immediately.
Dog owners will pick up on when their pet isn’t there normal active self, so just pay attention if there is some change in their personality or eating habits.