Last week my pup Kai was acting a bit strange. He seemed 'out of it'. Sometimes he would just stand there and stare at me with this soulful look in his eyes, like "please help me mommy."
Other times, I find he stays outside longer when he goes out to 'do his biz.' I go out to see about him and he is just sitting there in the middle of the yard. What is THAT all about?
Do I take him to the vet?
Do I assume since his stool is a bit 'off' that he has a slight stomach bug and will get better without taking him to the vet?
Do I give him bland boiled chicken vs. his regular dog food?
Do I stop giving him treats until he seems better?
Does this sound familiar?
Our pets can't talk to tell us if they feel a bit off, have any pain, or have an illness and need professional help to solve. But there are behavioral signs as well as other signs we can look for which might give us a clue that they need some help.
Check out these articles for some ideas. But as always, please defer to your experience with your pets and your vet. They are your partners in the care for your pets and will know best.
Included in this edition of the newsletter:
- 5 Common Signs That Your Dog is Sick
- 10 Weird Cat Behaviors That Could Be Signs of a Sick Cat
Diagnostic Interactive Tools: Dog Chocolate Toxicity & Cat Symptom Checker
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