As a pet owner you should be on the lookout for any red flags that may indicate a problem with your pet’s wellbeing. It’s important to take your dog to the vet every year to get tested for any internal or external issues. Dog owners should also be on the lookout for any changes in their dog’s behavior. This includes anything from his walking habits to his food preferences. Make a note if you notice anything out of the norm. In the summer, medical illnesses are more likely to worsen due to dehydration or overheating.
This article will examine the red flags that can be seen in a dog’s behavior and may indicate a visit to an animal hospital.
It is important to check your dog’s heartbeat and pulse. Press lightly on the ribs of your dog to hear its heartbeat if you suspect that something is wrong. If you notice anything other than 120 beats per minutes, please contact your vet. Check their temperature using a thermometer. The temperature should range between 101 and 102.5 Fahrenheit. If they do not breathe every 10 seconds then you should call your veterinarian.