Our dogs are part of our extended family, they sleep in our beds, relax on our sofas and guard over our kids. When they aren’t feeling right or they seem to be acting a little strange, they can’t exactly tell us what is wrong. The only way we can figure it out is to notice the signs of a problem and immediately bring them to a veterinarian. You’ll find most of the time a dog won’t complain, so figuring out when something is amiss can be difficult. If you see any of these warning signs, contact an emergency vet in Leek or wherever is convenient and have your hound assessed.
A healthy dog will have small, firm and moist stools. An unhealthy dog will have dry, hard stools that indicate there could be a problem. Here are some other symptoms to look out for when inspecting doggy poop.
- Worms in their stool
- Diarrhea for more than a day
- Blood in their stool
Unusual Eating Habits
If you notice your dog’s appetite has changed and they haven’t eaten for more than 2 days, you should take them to a vet.
A dog that is drinking a lot more water than usual for no apparent reason could be developing diabetes or kidney disease.
If your dog is acting funny and seems to be constantly sluggish or tired, you should schedule an appointment with your local vet. If the problem persists, seek professional help.