Know Your Dog’s Health Condition

Your dog’s ill health is a very significant signal that something is amiss. For instance, if your dog has nasal congestion there may be a constant discharge coming from his nostrils. if that discharge is thick, then pneumonia may be the cause.

Dogs typically vomit now and then, but this is no reason for a lot of concern. Nevertheless, if you see him vomiting frequently, the signs point to a deeper issue that you should investigate.

If you notice your dog scratching constantly, check for irritated skin. The scratching could also be due to lice, fleas or ticks crawling around or attached to his skin. To check for pests, part his hair and have a look.

It is natural for your dog to pass stool 1 or 2 times a day, but it is time to be concerned if your pet commonly passes loose stool and you should have this looked at. Your dog may have some type of bowel disorder. You should also be concerned if your dog does not pass stool at all for a number of days. This could be serious so check it out immediately.

Pay attention to the way your dog is walking and if there is something abnormal about it there could be an issue brewing. Limping may indicate lesions on the pads of his foot, or an older dog may be walking that way because of joint pain in the knees or hips. it is important to look into this quickly. Also keep track of how much food your dog is eating.

When a dog’s eyes turn white, this is an indication that he may have developed an eye disease, like cataracts. Anemia can also cause the eye color to turn pale. Dogs that start nipping or biting their owners could be exhibiting signs of pain.

What you should know before adopting a new dog.