Having pets in your home is both amazing and hectic at the same time. It’s a huge responsibility, but when you see how much your pet loves you, the effort is worthwhile. We all know that our pets don’t speak, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t express what is going on with them.
You’ll be surprised to know that pets, especially dogs and cats, have a fantastic ability to show signs that something is wrong with them through their behavior. Therefore, if you have a pet, you need to keep a keen eye to watch for early warning signs of illness.
Don’t worry that you will fail to detect these early warning signs of illness. This blog will cover the telltale signs that your dog might show if there is something wrong.
Here you go:
A visible change in personality
When your pet is feeling sick or has some underlying health issues that you can’t see, it affects their personality and behavior. Although this odd behavior and change in personality will vary from pet to pet and breed to breed, one common thing is that there will be a visible difference in their personality.
To notice this change, you must pay close attention to your pet for a few days. However, if you don’t spend much time with them due to work, then don’t worry. Cat tracker and dog GPS will help you in keeping an eye on your pet, and you’ll know instantly if there is something wrong.
Unexplained weight loss
If your pet has always been healthy and suddenly you start noticing an unexplainable weight loss, then this is a warning sign. Your pet can be in a lot of pain due to any health issue. So, please don’t put it off like any random thing and instead take your pet immediately to their vet. If you can make a detailed chart of their weight loss along with their routine, then it’ll help the vet to identify the problem soon, and your paw baby can feel better early.
Again, it requires your undivided attention to notice the changes in your pets, so make sure that you are not neglecting them under any circumstances.
New odd eating habits
If your pet starts developing weird or odd eating habits, then this can be early warning signs of illness. This is true for both dogs and cats. If your cat or dog has suddenly stopped showing interest in food and water, don’t take it lightly. There is something wrong with your pet, and therefore they are not eating a healthy amount of food.
If you ignore these early warning signs of illness, then failure to get proper nutrition will make your dog even more ill. So, if your pet refuses to eat anything, or eats very little for more than a day or two, then you must take them to the vet.
In some cases, depending upon the type of illness, your pet will start drinking a lot of water and urinate more. Even if your pet is trained, they may be unable to urinate at the designated place as they lose control.
This can be a sign of a severe health issue. Rather than give your dog more water to drink, take your pet to the vet to be checked before it’s too late.
Become lazy or sluggish
If your pet used to be very active and playful, but, lately they lose interest in playing and have become lazy or sluggish, it doesn’t mean that they are just not in the mood. This is another early warning sign of illness. Something may be wrong with their health that is making them weak.
Therefore, you should never ignore signs that your pet is sleeping more than usual or if they have become lazy or uninterested in activities they usually enjoy. That can be a warning sign that illness is depriving them of their energy.
Please pay attention to early warning signs of illness and get your pet the medical care they need.