Warning Signs In Pets
You are often times the best judge as to when your pet is not feeling well. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health.
The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs:
- Abnormal discharges from the nose, eyes, or other body openings
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive water consumption or appetite
- Marked, sudden, or unexpected weight loss or gain
- Difficult, abnormal, or uncontrolled waste elimination
- Abnormal behavior, sudden viciousness, or lethargy
- Limping, lameness, or difficulty getting up,lying down, or using stairs
- Excessive head shaking, scratching, and licking or biting any part of the body
- Vomiting, coughing, wheezing, or sneezing
- Lethargy, listlessness, or exercise intolerance
- Abnormal lumps, swellings, growths, or painful areas
- Dandruff, loss of hair, wounds, abrasions, lacerations, or dull hair coat.
- Foul breath, broken teeth, or excessive tarter deposits on teeth