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The 4 Indications That Your Dog is Not Feeling Well

We would like our furry pets to stay with us for as many years as possible. One way for us to be around longer is by seeking immediate medical help when we feel sick. But then it is not always as easy for our pet dogs to tell us that they are not feeling well.

So here’s a few things that will give you an idea that your dog probably does not feel very well.

Behavior or movement that’s out of the ordinary

Perhaps, you are aware of how your pet dog usually acts by this time. So any change in behavior should not be that difficult to spot – and you should not dismiss any behavior that seems out of the ordinary. Your dogs might not be feeling too well if they are less playful, or clumsier, gets tired easily, or more aggressive. Slow or rigid action can also give you a good indication of an issue.

Awful breath

Dog owners usually notice when their dog’s breath is a lot labored than usual and will be somewhat alarmed (although in the summer months this may not be as easy to identify because of the more intense heat). But if it’s about bad breath, owners usually do not pay too much attention to such. A lot would argue they already have foul breath, don’t they? However, if you notice that your dog’s breath has become worse (or even worse than ordinary), then this may be a sign their oral well-being is not quite what it is supposed to be.

Decreased, if not, increased appetite

Dogs are generally quite enthusiastic eaters, making a reduced appetite easily recognizable. A reduced appetite could be an indication of stress, pain, or fever. This, along with loss, should prompt you to visit your vet at once. They will be able to immediately diagnose the symptoms, or even recommend a veterinary CT scan. On the other hand, you also should watch out for bigger appetite, particularly if your dog eats stuff they normally do not like.

Loss of Hair

Hair loss may not be that very easy to recognize since it often appears that some dogs regularly shed and their fur gets scattered quite everywhere! On the other hand, you will be able to identify the danger signs sooner or later if your dog loses more hair out of the ordinary. Loss of hair can signal many different issues, including fleas or parasites, a deficiency in nutrition, or a disease affecting its thyroid. It can be a result of pregnancy as well; although there are certain obvious scenarios where you should be able to quickly take that off your list of likely symptoms.