Ponder all the things in life that you do to keep healthy. You might go to your local gym and jog on a treadmill. You might go vegan and enjoy a cruelty-free diet. The truth is, there's so much you can do to improve your health and in the face of the worse case scenario, you can take yourself to your doctor who can prescribe you with forms or methods of treatment.
But what about your dog? There are many ailments that can affect your beloved dog and they will have to rely on you for help as they can't go and get it themselves.
In this article, we're going to take a look at some specific digestive ailments in hounds and the symptoms of them so you can spot it when your dog is having some issues internally.
Dogs can too often experience digestive issues. This could because of indiscretion in what they succeed at scavenging or getting as human scraps, all of which could be harmful. Some dogs may have allergies to certain food products that aren't noticed until the dog is ill. Dogs are susceptible to parasites like hookworms and tapeworms and, of course, dogs can get infections.
There is a lot to notice when your dog is ill and you easily identify digestive issues. A change in appetite, a difference in stool makeup, vomiting, weight loss, pain, laziness and lethargy and a high temperature are common signs that will notify you that something is wrong in your dog's digestive system. If these issues last longer than two days or get worse in that time span, do not hesitate to take your dog to the vet.
Taking charge of your dog's diet is the best thing you can do, and while it won't heal every single ailment, it can certainly help. Rich food is going to give your dog an inflamed bowel over time, and if your dog develops a taste for the finer and fattier things in life, you're going to have an issue. Pancreatitis can be caused by food that is high in fat. You need to always keep in mind that it is likely that your dog can't consume the same foods that you eat. Pizza, burgers, bacon and cheeses are completely off the menu for your dog.
As well as food, make sure your pet has a lot of fresh water to keep their body hydrated. If they are ill, the hydration will help their immune system.
The best thing about digestive issues, if there is one, is that they are easy to spot. Vomiting and diarrhea leave clear symptoms that you quite literally cannot miss. These signs are not to be ignored. Look after your dog. They can't speak up for themselves.