Health Tips and Symptoms
dog is wholly dependent upon you to keep him or her healthy. This
means that he needs you to give him or her the most in:
with the vet
steps will ensure that your dog is kept in tip-top shape.
the same line, it’s very important that you get to know your dog’s
everyday habits and routines when it comes to things such as:
Frequency of cleaning and scratching
Other regular activities
reason you need to observe and recognize these things is that deviation
from these habits is sometimes a sign that he isn’t feeling too
well, or that something simply isn’t right.
your dog does become ill, it’s important to have the illness diagnosed
as quickly as possible, to be sure that it’s treated right away.
This prevents the issue from getting worse, and possibly developing
beyond the point where it can be healed.
are a few things that you can do yourself as a sort of regular “check
up” to keep an eye on some of the more common symptoms of illness.
They include the following dog health tips:
– when a dog’s skin is healthy, it’s flexible, smooth, and free
of scabs, growths, “dandruff” flakes, and red areas. Depending on
the breed of your dog, his skin will be anywhere between pale pink
and black. Get to know what it looks like when it’s healthy, so
you’ll know when it’s not. Many dogs have spotted skin, whether
or not they have spotted coats.
your dog’s skin of fleas, ticks, lice, and other external parasites.
This is very simple to do. Simply blow gently on your dog’s belly,
or brush hair backwards in a few spots. If small specks scurry away,
or if ticks are clinging to the skin, you’ll need to take action.
Also, if you see a lot of little black “dirt” on the skin or bedding
of your dog, it may very well be flea droppings.
– no matter if your dog’s coat is long or short, it should be glossy
and pliable when it is healthy. It shouldn’t have dandruff, excessive
oiliness, or bald spots.
– your dog’s eyes should be bright and shiny. Occasional mucus and
watery tears are normal, but they should be clear. The pink eye
lining should not be swollen, inflamed, or have yellow discharge.
The whites of the dog’s eyes shouldn’t be yellow, and the eyelashes
shouldn’t rub the eye.
– Inside your dog’s ear, the skin should be pale pink and clean.
There will be a bit of yellow or brown wax, but a lot of wax or
crust is excessive and should be checked. Red or swollen ears is
a sign of poor health. Excessive ear scratching or head shaking
can mean irritation. If your dog has long hair, you’ll need to pay
closer attention to the ears.
– a dog’s nose is commonly cool and moist. It can be black, pink,
or the same color as the coat (depending on the dog’s breed). Discharge
from the nose should be clear – not yellowish, thick, bubbly, or
Gums, and Teeth – it’s important that your dog has healthy gums.
They should be firm to the touch, and pink, black, or spotted like
your dog’s skin. Your dog’s teeth will start smooth and white when
he’s young, and will darken with age. Dogs have baby teeth and adult
teeth. Baby teeth will fall out and be replaced by the permanent
and Defecation – Urine should be clear and yellow; otherwise
it could be a sign of poor health. Most adult dogs defecate once
or twice per day. Stools should be firm and brown. Worms, runniness,
wateriness, or blood should be checked with a vet. So should straining
or too much or too little urine.
– Your dog should maintain a healthy weight as a result of a healthy
diet and exercise. Being over- or underweight can be a sign of another
problem, and can also lead to health issues. To feel if your dog
is the proper weight, you should be able to feel the ribs below
the skin’s surface without too much padding.
dog health tips will lead you to being aware of any health issues
that may pop up throughout the life of your dog. Awareness, prevention,
and regular check ups are sure to give your dog a healthy, long
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