How to detect the first signs of disease in dogs
Knowing our dog is important at all levels. In this sense, being able to detect some signals at the physiological level can mean a lot in favor of the health of our canine friend. In the following lines we will detail what are the most common signs of disease in dogs and how to detect them.
Inappetence and oral problems
Normally, a dog that he is in perfect health he does not lose his appetite. Therefore, if we observe that our dog stops eating (even for several days), the cause may be some kind of disorder or disorder. We can also detect the lack of appetite if the animal changes weight sharply.
Inappetence usually associated with other symptoms, such as discomfort in the gums due to gingivitis, fever or even vomiting. If these signs persist, we should go to the vet without fail.
Scratching too much
Dogs scratch themselves of natural formality. Now, if this scratching becomes something continuous and with some apprehension, we may be talking about some kind of disease in dogs. A probable cause may be the lack of hydration of your skin.
If, on the other hand, the scratching is located in a specific area, we must be careful because it can be a tick or of a severe infection or allergy.
The lumps, possible signs of disease in dogs
Any unusual lumps or inflammation should be cause for attention. If when examining our dog we detect the presence of some unknown mass, it is necessary to let our veterinary expert know. The most common is fat cysts, bruises or warts.
But sometimes malignant tumors appear , which need a more controlled and aggressive treatment. Therefore, it is important to examine our dog from time to time to rule out this type of situation.
Other signs of disease in dogs
Sometimes, diseases or disorders may manifest themselves in dogs at the behavioral level. Through some unusual acts, dogs can alert us that something is not right.
Some of these signs are moans, which alert us to something that happens to them. Both prolonged lethargy and agitation can be a symptom of being affected by some disorder.
The excessive aggressiveness towards other dogs and humans, as well as an attitude that is too lonely and elusive, can also be indicative of illness.
For all this, we must be alert if we detect any of these signs and act accordingly. The health of our quadruped friends is of the utmost importance.