Observe Various Changes
If you own any form of animal, especially a dog, you would know that Dogs just love to chow down. If you notice that the appetite of your dog has diminished, it is most likely that your dog is experiencing some health issues. Excessive weight loss is a sure sign that your animal has health issues. When you see these signs do simple checks like sores in mouth or on body, check the eyes for ulcers and any form of discharge. The common color which depicts a dog healthy mouth is pink, any other color will tell you that something is wrong. Check you dog from time to time to ensure that there are no open wounds.
Vomiting could be a sign of underlining problems or even poison. Get a thermometer and check that your canine buddy has the correct body temperature. That should be anywhere between 101-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 38-39 degrees Celsius. If you realize that the dog's temperature is way below or above normal, this it is definitely a sign if some form of illness. Consult a vet immediately.
Signs of Pains
Abdominal Pain: This could be due to canine hepatitis, enteritis or a mild case of constipation.
- Canine Hepatitis is an acute liver infection in dogs caused by canine adeno-virus type-1 (CAV-1). The virus is spread in the feces, urine, blood, saliva, and nasal discharge of infected dogs. It is contracted through the mouth or nose, where it replicates in the tonsils. The virus then infects the liver and kidneys. The incubation period is 4 to 7 days. Many Symptoms of this disease include, fever, depression, loss of appetite, coughing, and a tender abdomen.
- Enteritis is when the small intestine of the Dog becomes inflamed. It is most commonly caused by the ingestion of substances contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, dehydration and fever.
Aggression of the dog may be caused by rabies. Roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms my cause anemia in dogs. Any behavioral changes in dog can be an indicator of hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, canine arthritis, heart disease, canine, or parvovirus. Kidney diseases sometimes cause blood in urine. Eye infections and entropion cause bloodshot eyes in dogs. A ruptured diaphragm, obstructed airway, lungworm, bronchitis, pneumonia, food poisoning, heatstroke, allergies can cause respiratory problems in dogs.
There are various reasons of sudden change in weight of dogs like heart disease to heart-worms. Hernia might be caused due to long term constipation in dogs. Allergies, parvovirus, hepatitis, lungworm, TB, pneumonia or distemper may be one of the reasons of coughing in dogs. Cannine parvovirus can also cause dehydration in dogs. Any pancreatic disorder, food poisoning can give rise to diarrhea in dogs. The dog may suffer from hair loss due to mange, red mange demodectic, scabies, cheyletiella mange, or cushings syndrome.
If dog indicates any signs of failing genital bleeding, persistent constipation, projectile vomiting, fainting, hair loss, seizure, stumbling, trauma, trembling, mouth bleeding, rectal bleeding, lethargy, shaking or urinating problems contact a dog care specialist.