In case you love your pets and want to take good care of them and keep them healthy, pay attention to even the slightest changes in their behavior and take necessary measures immediately. For the sake of your pets and to protect them, keep an eye out for these 10 warning signs your pet needs help.
TIMESTAMPS Coughing 0:53 Vomiting 2:02 A swollen belly 3:02 Lethargy 4:26 Abnormal restlessness 4:46 Unexplained weight loss 5:31 Excessive licking 6:21 Urinating more or less frequently 7:13 Hair loss or itching 8:22 Lack of appetite 8:54
SUMMARY Kennel cough can be more serious for puppies, kittens, and breeds with pushedin faces because their face shape may cause additional breathing difficulties. Vomiting can stem from gastrointestinal illnesses, pancreatitis, kidney disease, or parasitic infections. Blood in the vomit is a major red flag that could indicate your pet has gulped down a sharp object that’s irritating its stomach. Undiagnosed abnormal swelling in the stomach could potentially be lifethreatening as it puts additional pressure on the chest cavity and makes it hard for your dog or cat to breathe. Weakness or lethargy in dogs and cats usually accompanies all kinds of infections and serious diseases like diabetes, hypoglycemia, and anemia. If your dog or cat is being anxious or looks scared for no reason and is constantly pacing, shaking, or whining, this can point to a range of health issues including mange, rabies, Cushing's disease, or heart problems. If your dog or cat has lost 10% of its normal body weight, it could be a sign of a serious issue, such as a metabolic disorder, kidney or liver problems, neuromuscular disease, or cancer. The most common reason why your cat or dog is excessively cleaning the same spot could be from pain or itching caused by fleas or an allergy. If your pet is peeing more frequently than it used to, it can be a sign of diabetes. If your cat or dog starts losing hair on or around its ears, this can be a sign of fleas, ticks, ear mites, or mange. If your pet hasn’t touched their food for more than 24 hours, it can be a sign of stress, pain, or fever.