Common Dog Health Problems – Symptoms and Answers

By: SA Perillo

One of the problems that pet owners will have is a dog health problem because these are the times when visits to vets and a lot of expenses will happen. There are a lot of dog health problems and at times like this, old beliefs such as a dog having a wet nose means she is healthy should be disregarded.

When it comes to the dog’s coat, if he or she is healthy, it should be shiny and full because it means they are getting the right nutrients. When your dog’s fur is showing signs of thinning or very oily, then something may be wrong with him. Some dog health problems are abnormalities in the skin such as redness, scabs, lumps, and flakes that can lead to skin diseases or cancer in the body. If possible, make sure that there are no fleas or parasites in your dog’s body because these creatures can suck the blood of your dog, leaving him or her lacking of energy. If you don’t address this at once, your dog can die from these tiny but dangerous insects. Since you don’t know really what is causing the symptoms, it is best to bring him or her to the vet to check it up.

The dog’s eyes can also tell when your dog is healthy or not. It must be bright and lively and not have the dull and sleepy look. There is a part in the eyes where it should always have a healthy pink color. If the color becomes pale, it means you have dog health problems whether in the eyes or anywhere in the body. Also, there should be no unusual discharge like green and yellow fluids, and should not have any odor. And speaking of odors, there should not be any coming out of the holes in your dog’s body such as the ears and nose. Always keep it clean and free from bacteria. When it comes to nose, a discharge from it should be watery and clear and has no odor. If so, you may have dog health problems.

Now we go to the teeth. Just like with people, dogs’ gums should have a rosy pink and a little bit of black color as an indication that your dog is in good health. Other colors and bleeding are signs that your dog is having some dental problems such gingivitis or bad odor. Have this checked with your vet too before all their teeth fall out. Last, but definitely not the least, always watch out for your dog’s weight and body temperature. If he or she is too thin, then he’s not eating much and is weak. If he or she is so fat, then your dog is obese. Always look after their body to prevent fatal illnesses.

These are some of the symptoms of dog health problems that you should watch out for in order to prevent your dog from becoming sickly. Your dog expects you to do your part in taking care of him or her, so do your responsibility as a pet owner by taking care of them and watching out for problems.

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