Last Updated on August 24, 2020
Whether you’re a new dog owner or not, every time our dogs behave weirdly or have certain symptoms, we tend to ignore it and wait for it to pass. Going to the vet is rarely the first decision that comes to our minds; why is that?
After all, many diseases end up being dangerous because they weren’t diagnosed in their early stage, so why do we always avoid going to the vet? Is it because of the price or the distance?
When it comes to our pets, we should see their health problems as serious problems, no matter how “tiny” they might look, you never know what they might develop into.
So without any further ado, let’s see the most common signs your dog is sick and why you should take him to the vet.
1. Shortness of breath
Breathing problems are very common in dogs, and it’s also common for owners to mistake shortness of breath with panting.
It’s normal for dogs to pant during a hot day or a long walk. It’s not normal, however, for dogs to while resting or eating.
If you notice that your dog has weird symptoms related to their lungs, it’s always best to visit a vet. It could be just allergies or a normal cold, but it’s still best to be sure!
2. Low energy
Even though this is more common in puppies or younger dogs, this is a symptom you should pay close attention to.
Every dog likes to play and feels excited about trying new things. So if you notice your dog being disinterested in all the fun activities or sleeping and laying around more, then maybe there’s something wrong with them.
They could be either ill or have some physical wound that provokes pain. In any case, it’s always best to be diagnosed by a doctor.
3. Dog poo and vomiting
It might not sound like the most pleasant idea, but taking a look at your dog’s stool can tell you a lot about their health.