Symptoms of Pain and Illness in Dogs

Written by Jennifer Bryant

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Dogs can not tell you that they are hurting or cry real tears but a dog may vocalize their pain in a different way. A dog that is hurt suddenly (such as being stepped on) will cry out or wimper in pain. This also happens when an external injury or internal injury (such as an organ) is touched. Whining or vocalization that is unprovoked may be caused from an internal injury as well. Some breeds of dogs (such asrepparttar American Pit Bull Terrier) have a higher pain threshold and need to be watched more closely for signs of pain. Breeds with a high pain tolerance are more likely to endurerepparttar 125745 pain without vocalization.

Another clue to pain is a change in temperament. A dog that is in pain may show signs of aggression. Please take note of this before concluding that a dog has become vicious and let your veterinarian know so thatrepparttar 125746 correct treatment can be administered. Also females in general (even humans!) have days when they are just in a bad mood for no obvious reason. Take note of days of times that these mood swings occur as well as any events that might have triggered them.

Other signs that your dog may be sick:

•Ears: discharge, debris, odor, scratching, crusted tips, twitching or shaking.

•Eyes: redness, swelling or discharge.

•Nose: runny, thickened or colored discharge, crusty.

•Coughing, sneezing, vomiting or gagging.

•Shortness of breath, irregular breathing or prolonged/heavy panting

•Evidence of parasites inrepparttar 125747 dog’s stool, strange color, blood inrepparttar 125748 stool, or lack of a bowel movement (constipation).

•Loss of appetite or not drinking as much water as normally would.

•Weight Loss.

•Strange color of urine, small amount of urine, straining, dribbling, or not going as frequently as normal.

•Bad odor coming from mouth, ears, or skin.

•Hair loss, wounds, tumors, dander or change ofrepparttar 125749 skin’s color.

•Biting ofrepparttar 125750 skin, parasites, scratching or lickingrepparttar 125751 skin frequently.

The preceding article was meant to help educate you torepparttar 125752 signs and symptoms of probable pain or sickness in your dog. If any of these symptoms occur over a prolonged period of time, please seekrepparttar 125753 help of a veterinarian. I hope that this article will help stressrepparttar 125754 importance of keeping watch over your dog’s health patterns andrepparttar 125755 importance of keeping an accurate, detailed health record for your veterinarian’s convenience.

Jennifer Bryant breeds American Pit Bull Terriers and builds websites in her spare time. Bryant’s Red Devils Puppies and Dogs for Sale

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Dealing With Pet Allergies

Written by A. Wilmot

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This particular kind of allergy is caused byrepparttar hypersensitivity ofrepparttar 125744 immune system to environmental substances. A Flea Allergy isrepparttar 125745 single most common dog allergy but is also common cats. The normal dog or cat suffers only somewhat minor irritation in lieu of a flea bite with minimal itching. A food allergy is also somehat common in pets. Cats often become allergic to their most common protein such as tuna. Dogs can be allergic to proteins like chicken and beef. When it comes to allergies, like most things it's a matter of controlling, not curing. Once an animal's body becomes hypersensitive to certain things, it is then eternally vulnerable to those things. Regarding treatment of allergies,repparttar 125746 most common treatments are topical products like shampoos or antihistamines. There are also certain supplements that you can give to your pets to help support repparttar 125747 insides of their bodies, which to an extent determinerepparttar 125748 condition ofrepparttar 125749 outside. For additional Information visit Dog Supplements from Life's Abundance for help with your dog

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