If you could describe the happiest moment in your life, what would you say? Think about that question for a moment. Well, you probably are thinking about the day you got your pet and how happy you felt. The pressure you felt in your life seemed to disappear, once you held your pet for the first time. You wanted more than anything, for your little guy to see how cherished he was. However, you noticed there is something wrong; he just doesn’t seem to be acting normal. Let’s take a look at how to detect if your pet is sick.
Expressions of Intensifying Pain
You look in your pet eyes trying to see what he is telling you, but what are the signals? Your pet is precious, so understanding his patterns are vital. For example, you notice every time you call him, he starts to look down blankly. He doesn’t seem to remember who you are; it seems like something is bothering him. Ignoring these signals can lead to dire consequences. Your pet maybe in too much pain to focus on what you are telling him. Many pets go through different emotions when their in pain to communicate something is wrong. As caring pet owners, you want to be patient with your pet. If your pet is constantly showing signs of aggression, and this is a new behavior. He could be trying to tell you something is not right in his body. Many animals start showing unacceptable behavior when they are sick. While cooking, you noticed your little man shaking in the corner; he seemed afraid of something. This is a sign he may have an infection; consider getting him checked out by a veterinarian.
Detecting the Unexplained Transformation
The essential thing to look for in your pet is changes in behavior. What is your pet doing differently? Most pet’s behavior changes drastically when they are sick. Look for unusual eating styles, like refusing to eat their food. If your pet hasn’t eaten in 48 hours get him checked out immediately. There are many changes you will see, barfing up food he eats, whimpering while eating, and showing no interest in the food. What if your time is wasted at the veterinarian? Keep in mind; it is always possible that your little guy may not be sick. Nevertheless, chances are high he may be ill if there are drastic changes in his eating pattern. How is your pet sleeping? “If your pet is in pain,” he could be up all night suffering. Watch out for vocal changes, this is where your pet may make noise all night. Pet owners should pay close attention to every transformation, especially if you don’t want your pet to suffer. Overall, you want to pay attention to any hair loss, patches, sores, or biting addictions. Even though our pets can’t talk they can display in their own way what is hurting them. Carefully, pay close attention to all the warning signs the next time you think your pet maybe sick.
Melanie Taylor has worked with abused animals for 15 years. She is a proud sponsor of MiamiAnimalHospital.com.