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Dog Health Problems Symptoms and Recognizing Them

The one thing that dog owners all over the world have in common is worry about dog health concerns.

It is important to be able to recognize dog health problems and symptoms right away since this can prevent a dog’s condition from deteriorating, and also protect the dog’s health status.  This can include recognizing subtle changes in a dog’s behavior that could point to certain dog health problems, and symptoms.

Dogs, like humans can be susceptible to countless diseases, such as metabolic diseases, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic infestations, genetic disorders, physical injuries, although many of  the dog’s health problem symptoms are different and specific to the disease.  But nevertheless there are indicators that can tell their owners that there is a dog health problem present.

Dog can have hereditary, infectious and structural diseases and other dog health disorders.  In fact puppies are usually born with some immunity to diseases, however this soon wanes.  They might also get a antibody rich milk from their mother for a while, however this is usually gone after about 16 to 20 weeks.  That is why vaccinations are important for puppies.   Some dog health problems and diseases are hereditary and cannot be detected until a dog becomes at least 18 months of age.

So what exactly are the typical dog health symptoms to let us know something is wrong?  When should you get your dog to a veterinarian

Well, a healthy dog should have bright cheerful eyes, and should also be full of energy.  The dog should also be enjoying a good diet and appetite. When there is something wrong with the dog’s health there is a change in his attitude.  For instance he might not be focused, attentive when you are talking to him.  He might also not be enjoying his meals as he used to.  A dog’s normally bright eyes might bear an expression of pain, or start to turn cloudy when he is sick.

The dog’s nose may be warm, dry, encrusted, and may bear a discharge of variable nature. The dog could be suffering from intermittent sneezing attacks. There may be a labored cough, very slow breathing, or he could exhibit exhaustion after only a little exercise

It is possible that some changes in diet and some rest can bring improvement in his condition.  However it there is no improvement it may be necessary to have a veterinarian examine the dog.

In the end however, you should make sure that you consult a certified veterinarian about any dog health problems in order to be sure to get the correct diagnosis of your dog’s health problem.   There should be no substitute for the advice of a qualified veterinarian.

Want to know how to recognize  dog health problems and symptoms – click here!

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