Our dogs may not use verbal language, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to tell when they are sick. Secrets about dog health!
Either way, some of them are super secret, hiding everything they feel physically and emotionally.
You can learn to read some signs of potential problems, and then take your dog to the vet. You just need information – and practice.
With the goal in mind, below is a list of 10 ways to unlock the secrets.
Dog Health Secrets
1 – I’m hurt
Identifying the pain can be difficult, especially when the dog has an adrenaline rush and doing his best not to show weakness.
Our Dogs’ ancestors were wild and needed to mask the pain. This is a quality when living in an environment full of predators.
Dogs can stop running to greet you at the door, try to avoid contact or even become aggressive.
If your dog is hiding or appears to be unusually antisocial, this may be an indication that he is in pain. Any noticeable change in behavior can be a cause for concern.
2 – I have itching
Compulsive scratching, licking and chewing behaviors are quite common in dogs and have a variety of causes.
One of the first signs that your dog is itchy is a red, moist and irritated area that arises from persistent chewing, licking, scratching or rubbing.
Because dogs often itch, lick or bite an area incessantly when it becomes irritated, these spots can become large and incredibly painful quickly.
3 – It’s more food than I need
Can you imagine your dog obsessed with food confessing that? The truth is that dogs, cats and horses are the only species that will eat until they die.
It is sad, but true – that most dogs are able to eat whatever you want to give them.
4 – I’m tired
Overly tired children often become overactive. With dogs, it’s the same.
Have you noticed that your dog is particularly excited after a long walk or agility training session? In that case, it is more likely that he is too tired.
Another thing that can happen is that your dog will lose its self-control. He may be the best dog for an entire day, but be aggressive at night.
All the noise, activities and people make dogs tired. At some point, they need to be able to go to a quiet place to rest.
In addition, many things can make a dog tired: diabetes, anemia, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, etc.
It may seem to you that your Pet is simply getting old, but make sure the truth is not something sinister hidden.
5 – Why you are so diffuse
It is difficult for Pets to lose their sight. While sudden blindness can cause a clear sign of confusion and stress, a gradual loss of vision is difficult to manage, but dogs are good at adapting, so be patient to help your friend through this transition.
6 – I’m sick
This is difficult. Unless the dog is vomiting, it is very difficult to judge whether a pet is sick. If the dog is salivating, constantly licking its lips or swallowing, it may be that it is sick.
7 – I’m hot
This is one of the other secrets about dog health. One of the first signs you will see when your dog is getting hot is wheezing. So, if your dog is breathing as if it is in an intense run, but is just taking a walk, it is probably overheating.
In addition, some dogs drool more than others. However, you should be alarmed by excessive and abnormal dribbling when the temperature is hot.
Excessive heat can cause lethargy in pets. You may notice that your dog is sleeping more or having trouble getting up and walking.
When dogs are panting or falling behind on walks, it’s time to stop. Most dogs will walk, run or play until it is too late.
8 – My paws are burning
It happens when dogs walk on hot sidewalks. It’s amazing how they keep walking, even with their paws on fire. Burnt pillows, in addition to being painful, take weeks to heal.
9 – What did you say?
The most common sign of deafness in dogs is the inability to hear commands. If you noticed your dog paying less attention when you call his name, he may be losing his ability to hear.
It is very easy for dog owners to mistake deafness for behavioral problems. A dog that has always been well behaved and easy to control may suddenly stop responding to commands, for example, or require more focus to get attention.
10 – Is it my belly or my back?
This is one of the other secrets about dog health. Dogs with back pain often look as if they have pain in their stomachs.
Much of the problem is that dogs that have back or stomach problems show the same symptoms: Chills, tremors, are unable to jump and in general do not act normally.
Pets with back and belly problems also react negatively when caught from below.