Warning Signs of Illness in Pets

Warning Signs of Illness in Pets

As a general guide, if you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet, you should see a vet and have them checked out.

  • Abnormal swellings that continue to grow.
  • Sores or ulcers that do not heal in two weeks (Check the ear tips and nose of white animals – cats and dogs).
  • Chronic dermatitis and hair loss
  • Weight loss, loss of appetite, energy loss or pale membranes.
  • Bad breath, loose teeth, offensive odour, chronic sneezing, or runny eyes or any discharge.
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing, salivation and/or vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
  • Trouble walking, hesitation to exercise or lethargy
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness – Check if legs bear weight or if they are held up off the ground.
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.
  • Increased water intake or urine output

If you are concerned something is not right with your pet – trust your instincts!