How can I tell if my dog is ill?
Unfortunately, our four-legged friends cannot tell us exactly what is wrong with them. By yelping, dogs signal their pain to us, but recognising the exact symptoms is difficult. We as humans play an important key role in the health of our dogs. The sooner we recognise an illness in our dog, the better the chances of recovery. This includes regular visits to the vet and other preventive measures. We have summarised the 10 most important signs that your dog is ill. If you notice any of these signs in your dog, you should visit a veterinary practice as a precaution:
- bad breath and increased drooling
- excessive drinking and urinating
- change in eating habits
- decrease in activity
- stiffness or difficulty getting up or climbing stairs
- sleeping more than usual
- coughing, sneezing or excessive panting
- dry and/or itchy skin
- dry, red or cloudy eyes
Of course, there may be other signs as well, but the signs presented earlier are the most common. As soon as your dog does not behave normally, you should be alert. Since you see your dog every day, you will notice even the slightest change. While a change does not immediately mean your dog is sick, it is better to be safe than sorry. If you have any questions, you should contact your veterinary practice
To protect your dog from serious illness as much as possible, you should take your dog to the vet's office regularly. Preventive examinations help to detect diseases at an early stage so that they can still be cured well - for example, with medication for dogs. Preventive examinations are not only useful for your dog's health, but also for your wallet, even if this is of secondary importance. Good prevention can prevent costly operations. You should have your dog checked at least once a year, even if he has no symptoms.
For more information on the various preventive examinations for your dog, you can contact your veterinary practice directly.
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