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It is extremely important to know and realize when your dog is not feeling well. The faster you get to know that he is facing a problem, easier it is to seek help. However one big problem is that often the symptoms of illness are not quite obvious in dogs. Dogs have a natural instinct to bear a lot and hide their signs for a long time by putting on a brave face. But here are some handy cues to help you detect done potential severe health problems in them at the nascent phases.
External appearance can be a giveaway
There are some skin-related problems, thick can hint at a bigger problem within the body of your dog such as cancer, diabetes or a thyroid problem. Appearances of new bumps and lumps, rashes, persistent itching, loss of hair and flaky, dull coat should be always checked by a good vet and then observed for changes,
Issues related to respiration
Do you lately find your dog snoring more? Is he coughing? Are there any nasal discharges with blood or mucus? These can be symptoms of your dog suffering from respiratory problems and may even indicate that he could be having an infection or some other serious problem. You should take symptoms like collapse, labored breathing and wheezing quite seriously, particularly when your dog is overweight or you have dogs with short muzzles such as Bulldogs, Pekingese send Pugs.
When you see symptoms in your dog like less of appetite, constipation, diarrhea or vomiting, they are indications that he is feeling unwell. Dogs may also suffer from some digestive irregularities that are not quite obvious. Check whether your dog has blood in his stool or not that San be old and black or red and fresh. When your dog has a tense, swollen or painful abdomen, it is also an indication of trouble. When your dog suffers from life-threatening bloats, they can lead to restlessness, distended belly or restlessness. You should not take these symptoms lightly and consult your vet as soon as possible.
Changes in behavior
You are the best person who knows the personally of your dog in and out. So, keep an eye for changes in his behavior like shirking contact from the family members so that it can sleep for more time or his excessive clingy behavior. If your dog is feeling unwell, he may refuse to play or walk and become aggressive or irritable with other pets in the house and family members.
Problems with elimination
When your dog, though house-trained begins to defecate or urinate indoors all of a sudden, chances are that he is ill. If your dog is old now, you need to monitor him on whether he is facing difficulty while passing stool or urine. If your dog is urinating excessively, he could be suffering from a kidney related issue.