10 Severe Symptoms You Should Never Ignore on Your Dog

10 Severe Symptoms You Should Never Ignore on Your Dog

The unfortunate thing about your dog being sick is that they can’t tell you what’s ailing them. You will notice a change in their behavior but it’s quick to dismiss it as a mere deep in mood or boredom. So, what did I do? I came up with a list of 10 symptoms to watch out for.

If you observe any of them, it’s time to make an appointment with your vet.

1. Unexplained weight loss – If your dog is not on any special diets or did not undergo a significant change in lifestyle then weight loss is a course for concern. Especially if it is accompanied by loss of appetite.

2. Fever – A dog’s normal temperature is anywhere between 100-102.5. If you observe anything higher than that for a prolonged period, it’s a sign that the pup is fighting off an infection.

3. Stool problems – Common things to watch out for include, bloodied or unusually dark poop. Diarrhea is also a bad sign and could even lead to dehydration.

4. Persistent coughing – This could be a sign of bronchitis, a heart problem, among others.

5. Extreme fatigue/ fainting – This could be due to kidney or pancreas complications. At worst, it could be dog cancer.

6. Bloated abdomen – This can be caused by internal bleeding or a hormonal disease.

7. Difficulties urinating – It could signal blockage or bladder stone. Also, look out for blood in the urine.

8. Short breaths – Inadequate air in the body could lead to major organ failure.

9. Red eyes – If your dog’s eyes are persistently red, it could mean an infection, eye socket disorder, or glaucoma.

10. Vomiting – If your dog vomits more than three times a day then it’s time to see the vet.

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