DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO SAY YOUR DOG IS HEALTHY OR NAH? Well, it’s easy to recognize your dog health just by the way he behaves and looks.
Based on dogs variation, breed and age, Once you know the type of your dog, you will have a better understanding of judge if he is in good health or not.
More than that you will learn some signs to spot if your dog has a health problem.
In order to recognize your dog health situation, you must have a big sense of observation.
It’s broadly known that the classic signs of a healthy dog are bright eyes a glossy coat and a cold, wet nose but dows are not variable indicators.
But you must consider some situations, a dog bright eyes might dim with age, even if he stays perfectly fit.
His coat will not look glossy if he is wire-haired; and a
a healthy dog can often have a warm, dry nose.
Perhaps more useful health indicators are your dog’s body shape and weight, which should stay consistent: strange swellings, sudden loss of weight, and abdominal bloating are all possible early health warnings.
You can monitor weight gain and growth in a young dog by weighing him weekly and plotting the weight on a graph; back up this data by taking regular photographs as he matures.
Changes in health are also revealed in a dog’s feces and urination habits, which can be markedly different from one dog to another.
Your dog should urinate and defecate to his normal pattern. As you clear up after your dog, it will become obvious what is normal for him in terms of frequency, consistency, and color.
A healthy dog should appear bright and alert, and interact readily with the family and other dogs and pets.
He should move around freely, without stiffness, be eager for physical exercise, and not be unduly tired afterward.
A normal interest in food, and drinking the expected amount of water, are also signs that he is in good health.
But there are some clear signs that will often mean that your dog is having a problem and should see a vet.
here is a list of some situations:
- Unwillingness to exercise; lethargy, tiring
- unexpectedly on a walk
- Loss of coordination or bumping into objects
- Altered breathing pattern or an abnormal sound
- Vomiting, or regurgitation of food shortly
- after eating
- Diarrhea or difficulty passing a motion
- Bloated abdomen
- Crying with pain when passing feces or urine
- Itchiness: rubbing at mouth, eyes, or ears;
- dragging rear along the ground (“scooting”)
- or washing excessively in that area or all-over
- bodily itching
So you must have a good connection with your dog to notice all his changes and based om those changes you have to try to know did he have a certain problem for more problem situations you can check this post.