6 Signs Your Pet Is Sick
Animal&Pets– It is difficult to know what is going on with your pet because they can’t speak to us if anything is wrong. So, the only option to see if they are alright is observing their behavior.
Here are 6 signs that can tell if your pet is sick-
1. Strange behaviors
Strange behaviors in your pets are the first sign that they are not well. If you’re clingy pet wants to be left alone, or your independent pet is asking for too much attention, you should get them checked by a vet because they might be ill.
2. Lost appetite
Your pet might not be eating properly because it is being too picky or doesn’t like the new brand you have bought. Or, your pet has a common cold. Look for other signs such as shivering and trembling in a case of common cold and dry and warm nose for the signs of a fever.
3. Not drinking water
If your pet is drinking less water and is refusing to drink water even after coaxing, there might be some health issue that needs to be addressed. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration which is very dangerous to animals. To check dehydration in your pet, pull up on the skin of the back of its neck. If the skin stays up for a moment and doesn’t flatten back down immediately, your pet needs water. Dry, sticky gums are also a sign of dehydration.
4. Breathing difficulties
While animals sneeze and cough commonly like humans, if your pet is sneezing, wheezing and coughing too much or struggling to breathe, he might have a chest infection, cold, allergy or other respiratory illness.
5. Out-Of-Character Aggression
If your otherwise calm and friendly pet is being aggressive and violent suddenly, then there is some illness involved. It is a sign that your pet is suffering from severe pain. In dogs, this behaviour can be a sign of Rabies, which is a very fatal disease.
Nosebleed in your pet often results when the nasal passages are dry, irritated or contaminated with allergens or foreign bodies. It can also indicate trauma or parasites within the mucous membranes in the nose. Sneezing during nosebleed will make your pet’s condition look even worse. Take him to the vet and get the right treatment.