Silent Signs: Four Symptoms Your Pet Might Be Sick

By Refadoc, Posted on : Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 4:19 am IST

Most pet owners complain that the signs are not clear when their furry friends are sick. According to a recent scientific survey, a healthy pet is the one which is alert, content, and happy as well as has a healthy appetite and maintains an appropriate body weight as per its breed, type and age. Since your pets cannot complain when they are sick, you would have to be alert and look out for the symptoms and signs for changes in their behavior as well as the daily routine.

Here are the four major warning signs to look out for:

  • Chewed Plants: Eating common house or garden plants helps your pet to get out or regurgitate whatever is bothering them in their stomach. During the summer season, they may chew on the garden grass. If you are trying some new food for him, that maybe the major reason for this kind of behavior. If he shows this kind of behavior, try going back to the regular diet. However, if the symptoms still persist, try checking up with the vet.
  • Empty Water Bowl: If, suddenly your pet is replenishing his water bowl time and again, it could be the symptom of a serious problem. There could be a problem with its kidneys or diabetes. If it is Diabetes, then the other symptoms may include frequent urination, trips to the litter box, unexplained weight loss and a large appetite.
  • Rubbing on the Floor: If your pet is rubbing his ears or the backside along the floor, it could be the sign of an infection. By rubbing, he is just trying to get rid of the irritation. This irritation could be caused due to the fleas. However, cats and dogs are quite susceptible to develop skin infections, allergic reactions, fungal conditions as well as mite infections.
  • A rotten mood: Just like us, our pets too could be suffering from certain off days. However, if you notice that your pet is growing extremely hostile lately or if your otherwise normal and friendly pet is suddenly nasty, it could be the signs of hypothyroidism. When your pets are in pain, they tend to become irritable and fearful about being held, which makes them more likely to snap or bite at little provocation.

 

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