7 Ways To Recognize Signs Of Poor Health

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Our dogs can come across many problems or illnesses in their life. It’s up to you to look out for all the signs and act appropriately. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to act instantly, but other times it’s better to ask for professional help and go straight to the vet. These are the signs that you should look out for in your pooch.

1. Urinating

If your dog starts to urinate everywhere, that could be a sign that he’s sick. It might be because of some kind of an infection, or is under a great amount of stress. So, watch your dog closely and if he starts urinating all over the house, be sure to take him to the vet.

2. Noises

If your dog produces weird noises while breathing or barking, you should be aware of that something might be wrong. Maybe he has problems with his lungs and can’t breathe properly; urgently consult a vet if this happens.

3. Calmness

This is never a good sign when it comes to animals, especially dogs. If your dog is constantly lying in one exact spot or in one exact position, that could mean that something’s wrong. [mnright]Maybe your dog feels some kind of pain or has problems with his bowels.

4. Feces

This is also a common problem your dog can come across. If your dog has diarrhea, it means he has some bacterial problems or that he ate something he wasn’t supposed to. This can be very dangerous and painful, so consult your veterinarian for proper treatment.

5. Strange cough

If you hear your dog coughing strangely, then something is wrong. Maybe he ate bad food or a small bone got stuck somewhere while he was chewing it. Take him to the vet immediately because your dog’s life can depend on it.

6. Mood swings

If your dog barks too much or does something he doesn’t usually do, you should pay close attention. Maybe something is bothering him but obviously he can’t tell you, so it’s up to you to take care of your dog and look out for changes in disposition.

7. Vomiting

If your pooch starts vomiting after a meal, or even without one, this is definitely a very bad sign. It can mean that he ate bad food or picked up something on the street, or worst case scenario, has severe stomach issues. Give him proper medicine and if the vomiting still doesn’t stop, immediately take him to the vet.

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