9/30/17

Sick as a Dog!


By on 9/30/2017 08:21:00 AM

Do you think that your dog is sick? There are lots of common health conditions and illnesses that affect dogs, and most of these can be treated in the home. Before you do take your pet to the vets, have a read through the following canine health conditions to see if there is anything you can do to make your pooch feel better.

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Ticks And Fleas

Have you spotted some ticks or fleas on your pooch? If so, don’t fear. Thankfully, there are some really easy treatments that you can administer to your dog in your own home. Cheap flea, tick treatments, heart & intestinal worming for dogs & cats are available online at a number of different websites. You can often find them at much cheaper prices than the medications available from the vet. However, if the treatments you buy online don’t seem to make much of a difference, you should take your pet to the vet to get them checked out.

Fatigue

Do you think that your dog is sleeping more than it usually does? It might have just been running round too much on one of your regular walks, but this could also be a sign that something is wrong. One thing that it could be suffering from is dehydration. So, make sure that there is always a bowl of water that your dog can easily get to whenever he or she needs a drink. This is also a sign that your dog is stressed, which could occur during a major change in your household situation, such as moving house. Give it a few days for the dog to get used to their new situation and their energy levels should return in no time at all.

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Vomiting

If your dog is vomiting, the most likely cause is that they have eaten something that they shouldn’t have. Ideally, you should only give your dog proper dog food that is suitable for their age to eat. It’s also a good idea not to give your pup any scraps from the table - you can never be sure what can cause their stomach to take a turn for the worst! If your dog is continuing to vomit after a couple of days, it’s probably best to take it to the vet to see what is causing it.  

Changes In Weight

Your dog should stay a constant weight, unless they are a puppy and quickly growing. However, if you notice a sudden change, whether they put on some extra lbs or lose some, you will need to make sure that this isn’t caused by an underlying health condition. If your pup gains some extra weight, simply taking it for a longer walk should be enough to shift it. But if the weight gain or loss is very excessive, you should take them to see the vet as soon as possible.

As you can see, some symptoms aren’t always something that you need to worry about. But you should always take your dog to the vet just to be on the safe side!

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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