We treat pets as our very own children. We consider them as valuable part of the family. Although similar to babies, pets cannot tell us when they are in pain. However, pet owners should be able to tell when their pet is having a disorder or any kind of illness.
As indicated by recent research, people with pets often handle pressure better than those without. Pet owners know that health problems can occur once in a while and they have to attend to their companions. To keep pets protected and healthy, pay close attention to even the smallest changes in their behavior and take necessary measures immediately.
Below are 3 signs that will help to determine if your pet needs a veterinarian’s attention.
1. When your pet licks itself excessively
It’s normal for animals to lick themselves; although, in the event that your pet is licking itself too much, there is a possibility that the part it is licking is affected by an allergic reaction, tingling or a possible injury. If your pet is licking itself between the paws or the tail zone or the hips then it may be an indication of sensitivity. If your pet is excessively licking everything or even your floor, it is possibly experiencing a bad gastrointestinal condition that can lead to stomach infection.
2. When your pet is always thirsty or shows signs of dehydration
Monitor the quantity of water your pet takes in. Less degree of water in their diet can prompt dehydration yet if your pet is drinking in excess of 120 ml water (per kg of body weight) multi-day, it is quite possible that your pet has diabetes or kidney issues. The normal water dogs drink on a regular schedule is around 20-70 ml per kg of body weight.
3. When your pet experiences excess coughing
There are times when certain pets like cats and dogs experience kennel cough. Usually, this condition doesn’t require any extraordinary treatment. Kennel cough typically stops by itself within 14 days. In any case, coughing that lasts for over 3 weeks is may indicate a more serious problem such as heart or lung disorder, pneumonia, a tracheal crumple, etc.
Kennel cough may become progressively intense for puppies, kittens, and breeds with pushed-in appearances – fighters, bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and such.