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Is Your Dog Unhealthy?

Aug 8, 2008
Making sure that our dogs are well cared for it is a priority for anybody that is a responsible pet owner. We want to make sure that they have a warm and dry place to sleep, whether they are an outside dog or an inside dog. We should also make sure that they are given the proper healthcare that they need because this is certainly something that they are unable to do for themselves. There may be times, however, whenever your dog exhibits some kind of behavior that may have something else at the root of it.

A good example of this is whenever a dog begins to turn a little bit nasty or perhaps even bite. Most people are unaware of the fact that a dog is not going to exhibit this behavior out of the blue and there is always going to be an underlying cause for it. While it is possible for a dog to be mean, they typically will show that behavior from the start but if they began doing these things suddenly, you should begin looking for another cause. Dogs are unable to communicate their illnesses to us and to let us know what is going wrong. A dog that is biting may be having a problem with their teeth or it may be that they have an illness in another part of their body that needs some attention. The best thing that you can do in this particular case is to take your dog to the veterinarian and have a thorough checkup done.

Another type of behavior that may come on suddenly is when a dog has a difficult time going to the bathroom in the house. Although some dogs may end up having this behavior because they were allowed to get away with it once or twice, if it shows up suddenly, there is typically something else that is behind it. You should take a stool sample or perhaps collect some of the urine and take it into the veterinarian in order to have it tested. This will rule out any problems that may be taking place in your dog, at least as far as their excrement is concerned. It is also possible, however, that they are doing this because they have another problem, such as an intestinal parasite or perhaps a bladder or urinary tract infection. In order for you to find out if this is the case, you're going to have to take your dog into the vet for a checkup.

Make sure that your dog is as healthy as possible and look for any changes that happen within your dog that may signal the fact that they are having a difficult time. Don't ignore changes that you recognize in your dog because many times, they are the only way that your dog has to communicate problems to you. Learn to listen to what your dog is saying, even if they are unable to speak.
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