Monday, February 27, 2012

Signs That Tell You Something’s Up With Your Dog

It’s easy to tell if the pooch is hungry. It’s also easy to tell if something’s got your favorite pet riled up.

But of all the tall-tell-signs which dogs can send out, it’s that of saying “Something’s wrong with me, master” that’s hard to miss.

Here are some of the most common tall-tell-messages often sent by dogs, telling owners that its time for a trip to the vet or a call for some changes in lifestyle.

Very Bad Breath – Gingivitis isn’t just limited to human beings, given that cases are also known to prevail in dogs. Normally, one wouldn’t be surprised to learn about a dog’s halitosis, but very bad breath in dogs is a marker for on-the rise periodontal disease or an existing condition of the disease. Left unchecked, the condition could compound and could lead to dental problems which then debilitate a dog’s capacity to eat any food, which would lead to other dietary and nutrition problems.

Diarrhea and Vomiting – One can leave digestive upset in dogs as a minor condition, one that would just go away in a day or two. But close inspection over a dog’s fits with vomiting and diarrhea can tell more about what a dog is actually experiencing.

Vomited yellow-colored bile often tells owners that their dogs aren’t eating right. Blood found in vomit and/or in feces also tell of canine parvovirus present in your dog’s digestive system. Highly contagious, multiple dog owners should pay attention to such signs of Parvo, lest the condition spread to all dogs present.

Overweight or Obese Pups – Overweight or obese dogs are more liable to encounter health problems, much like how health risks in obese human beings are relatively higher compared to those who keep fit and trim. Immune system strength and virtually weak constitutions are known to happen in obese dogs, and the best solution to such a condition would combine healthy diet and regular exercise.

Taking care of one’s dog goes beyond feeding and cleaning up after them.

As spending quality time with dogs is essential for their active well-being, noting changes or out-of-place actions related to a dog’s physiology are practices which ensure the overall well-being of man’s best friend.

There are more physiological markers which tell owners that something’s up with their dogs. The abovementioned examples are merely tips of the iceberg, and should you have your own share of experiences, key them in the comments section below.

You just may be saving someone a world of grief  by doing so.

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