Masking pain or illness is an evolutionary survival mechanism in dogs, which makes it hard to tell at times whether Fido is unwell. Here are some signs of trouble to look out for (when in doubt, always consult your vet):
- Physical symptoms. Vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, drooling, excessive thirst, rashes, swelling, discharge, wheezing, coughing, sneezing, flaky or crusted skin, dull coat, odor from mouth, skin, or ears.
- Changes in behavior. Loss of appetite, disorientation, circling, lethargy, persistent scratching or licking, twitching, trembling, head shaking, unprovoked crying out (a sign of acute, severe pain) or crying out when a specific area is touched (a sign of mild to moderate pain), seizures, frequent urination or unusually long urination. Lapses in house-training in adult dogs.
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