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Tips To Help Keep Your Pets Healthy

tips to help keep your pets healthyThere’s no denying that having a pet is a wonderful thing on a good day: they’re cute, and they’re nice company. However, when you have your first pet, it can be a bit scary too: especially if your animal gets sick. It’s perfectly normal to worry about this sort of thing, though, so we’ve come up with a list of potential symptoms that can help you to recognise if your animal might be sick…

-Changes in Appetite. If your pet is usually the type that scoffs down his meals in thirty seconds and then begs for more, then any lack of appetite over a longer than average period of time could mean that he or she has a serious stomach upset, and it may be worth getting them checked to ensure that they’re ok.

-Urination behaviour. If your pet is struggling or visibly straining to urinate, then they may well need to be checked, as issues with urination can be a symptom of various potential illnesses such as bladder issues, or a urinary blockage. If they are urinating too much, this can be a sign of problems with the animal’s liver or kidneys.

-Skin/hair problems. Be very cautious if your pet shows visible signs of hair loss: in animals this can be a sign of cancer, and will need to be checked immediately. If your pet is visibly itching, then this can also be an issue arising from parasites or worms.

-Weight loss. Excessive weight loss can often be a sign of parasites or worms, so it is wise to consistently check your pet’s stool for any sign of tapeworms. It is worth consulting a vet either way, though, as the weight loss could still be as a result of a digestive problem.

-A change in breathing. If your pet is suffering from any form of unusual breathing patterns , or shallow breathing, then immediately seek help. This could potentially mean that your pet has problems with his respiratory system, which could lead to danger for him.

Always remember that it’s better to have something checked out that turns out to be nothing, than to ignore something serious! Use these symptom guides, and you should become of any problem with your pet as soon as possible, increasing the chances of effective treatment.

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