Your pet is your best friend. He accompanies you to your morning walks, eats your leftovers, and cheers you up when you are in a bad mood. But they are unable to tell when they have any medical problem. You should look for signs that indicate that it’s time to take your pet to a vet. Here are some of the signs.
Odd eating and behavioral habits
It is normal for your pet to skip a meal or two. But if it happens frequently or if he skips more than two meals, then it’s not normal. Two days without eating is a definitive sign that you need to take your dog to a vet. If your pet is well behaved, but suddenly starts behaving oddly, then you should take him for a checkup.
Dogs produce lots of saliva naturally. They don’t need to drink too much water. If a dog drinks too much water then it’s a sign then he has developed a kidney disease or diabetes.
Tired and sluggish
Lethargy is a sign that something is wrong. If your pet is lethargic and is uninterested in playing, going for a walk or participating I activities that he usually likes then you know that it’s time to take him to a vet. Fatigueness can be caused due to high temperature; but if the symptoms continue for more than two days then seeing a vet is a must.
Pets may vomit occasionally. But if your pet vomits frequently, or vomits blood and has fever then you should call a vet immediately. Severe vomiting can cause diarrhea or dehydration. So, you must seek treatment immediately.
Your pet’s stool is a good indicator of the overall health of your pet. Unusual stools are signs of dietary problems or dehydration.
Whenever you observe these signs, visit a vet immediately. If treatment is not given immediately, then the health condition of your pet may get worse.