As an owner it’s only natural to want the best for your dog, and that means taking care of all of their needs, especially when it comes to their health. At Animal Friends we know too well that there are lots of illnesses, injuries and conditions that your dog may suffer from in their lifetime, and in most cases knowing how to spot them early is crucial.
If you’re ever worries about your pet it’s always best to consult your vet. It’s handy to learn which signs or behaviours to look out for; knowing the symptom is the first step to spotting the disease. Here are some obvious signs that something isn’t quite right:
- Pale gums
Quick weight loss/gain
- Cloudy, dry or red eyes
- Respiratory distress
- Itchy, greasy, dry or flaky skin
If you spot any of these symptoms there’s a chance your pet is injured or unwell, so it’s very important to speak to a veterinary professional. Here are just some of the possible causes of their distress:
- Addison’s Disease in Dogs
- Cancer in Dogs
- Dysplasia in Dogs
- Gastrointestinal Disorders in Dogs
- Heatstroke in Dogs
- Hernias in Dogs
- Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?
- Why Does My Dog Keep Licking Me?
- How to Treat a Dog with Allergies
- Basic First Aid for Dogs
- A Guide to Flea and Worm Treatment