Top 20 symptoms your pet is sick and needs help

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know how your pet is feeling. Animals can’t tell us what is wrong, so it’s up to you as a loving pet owner to look for signs that your pet isn’t feeling well. Here are 12 symptoms to look out for that could indicate that your dog or cat is under the weather.

1. Strange behaviors

As a pet owner, you know the habits of your furry friend better than anyone. But what if those habits suddenly change?

Behavioral changes in animals can be one of the first signs that all is not well.

In particular, look out for dogs that suddenly lose interest in games and walks, as this sudden lack of enthusiasm could be their way of telling you that they don’t feel too good.

Animals that are suffering may also become restless and irritable. If your previously friendly dog wants to be left alone all the time, or your once independent kitty suddenly needs a lot of comfort and attention, consider taking them for a check-up.

Other behaviors to look out for include a pet that can’t seem to get comfortable and changes positions or moves to other locations frequently, uncharacteristically urinates in the house or seems to sleep much more than usual.

If you’re noticing changes in behavior, look also for changes in the physical appearance of your animal. Ears should smell clean, eyes should be bright, and coats should be shiny and full.

Your animal’s gums should be pink, her nose moist and cool. Feel for bumps under the skin that could signal a tumor, sniff your pet to detect any strange odors and take note of any changes in her weight.

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tanya
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A,dog that. Chews holes in ur walls of ur house

Yaya
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The dog is starving feed it

Ben
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10 week old border collie , not eating vomiting and losing weight, just wants to sleep!! Help please

Yaya
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The dog has parable and try using parvaid you can find it at a pet store

Robert W. Lambert
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My dog has developed small bumps on his skin. He has short hair and they are all over his body. They have showed up in the last 24 hours. What could this be? The bumps seem to be a little sensitive.

sarachas
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my dog doesnt want to get out of his crate and he just wants to sleep what does it mean?

Teresa
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My 3month old puppy has been spinning in circles for 4rs her pupils are huge loss of balance

Kiara Woodsland
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My dog seems to be acting differently. He doesn’t eat his old food, he won’t beg from the table anymore and many other things. Although he still has the same energy and still the pet I love. Does this count as weird behavior? I just don’t know if I should be worried about him being sick or not.

Jim Milrs
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My dog is 11 years old for the last2 days she always takrs a walk and she got skunked about8 months ago and she still has a weird smell on her,i cant figure it out.I love her so much she is my best friend I have had since she was 6 weeks old.She is eating and drinking but dont seem to want to do anything,i have no money to take her to the vet could she just be having 2 off days?

Yaya
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Your dog is just old

James Bergman
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It sounds like my dog will react the same way to being sick as me. He will start feeling miserable and grumpy with a fever or congestion and loose his appetite. All pretty straight forward. However, my dog has always been a picky eater. Sometimes he refuses to eat just because he doesn’t like the new dog food we bought. So, how will I tell when he is not eating because he is sick and when it is because he is just being picky?

J Bond
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We have a Stafford bull and all he dose is to walk round licking the floor so I am thinking his inside must be full of dog hair and what ever else he finds I have had dogs most of my life but I have never seen or heard or seen a thing like this

Yaya
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Try useing pumpkin in a can you can find it in the pet store this will help her insides

Andre Beluchi
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Signs of shortage of breath is what my wife saw in our dog. She thought the dog had an asthma attack and because of this she took him to the veterinarian hospital. We were glad she took him there because in reality he was having an asthma attack.

Mrs harris
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My dog has gone mad since he had his cone of biting and jumping and spinning around after his tail

Yaya
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Your dog is just tired

Chewy
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My poor dog is sick

Regina
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My 6 yr old pit mix doesn’t jump around and want to go outside when I ask her, and loss of appetite and shivering and teeth chattering, she is hiding under my bed for long periods of time. What do you think is wrong?

Yaya
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She is scared of u

Miranda
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My older dog has been trying to squeeze himself into tight places where he could get stuck. So far, we’ve gotten him out of them all, but can you give me clue why he’s doing this?

Yaya
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He is scared of you

Nina Nativo
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my dog roams around restless in my bed, does not sleep

Yaya
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He needs attention

Bob Levesque
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My 8 year old jack russell terrier suddenly want to be alone outside. I take her for long walks which see loves and for car rides which see love also. I bring her in but she just goes back out day or night. She comes inside to eat then goes back outside. She still likes to chase her ball inside or outside. I have checked her out to she if she might be sick and can find nothing wrong. This has only happened in the last 3 weeks. I have 2 cats bet they all get along okay
Yaya
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Well your dog is scared of your cat and needs attention because you are not giving her enough attention and love

Eva
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My 9 week puppy is a little wobbly n now jus wants to lay down

Yaya
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Because she is a baby puppy

Nancy B
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My Dog is throwing up every where and peeing everywhere in the house . SHe has the sign of allergies and dehydrate please tell what’s I need to do.

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