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If you are asked if you love your pet, what will you say? Will you say Yes, No, or Maybe? There is a high possibility that you are going to say yes to that question. If you love your pest you will never want to see them sick. The thing with pets is that they age a lot faster than we do and because of this their body system is prone to serious changes within a very short period of time.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some ways you can tell if your pet is sick. Knowing when your pet is sick is very important because it gives you a window to address their health condition before it deteriorates to a state of no return.

Regardless of the age of your pet, it is your responsibility to help it stay healthy. Of course, your dog cannot tell you the symptoms of a condition that it is facing. Your ability to tell if something is wrong with your dog is critical especially if you want to them to last long. Take your pet to your local vet on a regular basis.

Signs that your pet is ill

  • Drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Weight loss
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Red or dry eyes
  • Sores and other skin conditions
  • Excessive panting
  • Depression
  • Coughing
  • Sleeping and inactivity
  • Sneezing
  • Digestive Upsets

If you happen to notice any of these symptoms, quickly contact your local vet. Or better still; take your pet to the vet clinic so that it can receive immediate medical attention.

Presently, a lot of pet owners cannot tell if their pest or sick. This is obviously because they cannot read the signs written all over their pet. As your pet ages, it is likely to become more prone to infection and a wide range of diseases.

What you should do therefore is to take your dog to your local vet even when it looks fine and healthy. While you are there, you should consider taking some preventive testing. Below are a few of them.

  • Thyroid test: This test is used to determine if your pet is producing enough thyroid hormone
  • Blood count test
  • Internal organ evaluation
  • Urinary test.

These tests will stir you in the right direction with regards to the kind of treatment that your pet needs.