If your pet does this, immediately show it to your doctor.
Companion animals (aka pets or pets) is a term used to refer to pets that a person maintains in their home to socialize and gain positive emotions. The traditional and most common companion animals are cats and dogs. Less commonly, companion animals include birds ( mainly parrots, canaries and domestic pigeons ), rodents ( guinea pigs, ornamental rats, hamsters, chinchillas ), domestic rabbits, and fish. Even rarer animal companions are the monkeys and pigs (dwarf and pot-bellied pig), foxes (two species - domesticated silver fox and fox Fenech), weasels (Ferret), reptiles (turtles, sometimes snakes, lizards, crocodiles) and arthropods ( for example, tarantula, Madagascar hissing cockroach and other insects ).
We are ready for much, if not everything, to ensure a beloved pet of a happy and long life. our pets do not know how to talk and we are faced with situations where we simply cannot understand what is happening. We understand the signals that dogs and cats give us when they need the help of a doctor.
1. Pet hiding
If a dog or cat suddenly began to avoid communication, they hide for a long time and behave strangely - this is a signal that they need to be checked for damage and major diseases.
2. Unreasonable lethargy
If the pet refuses to play your favorite games, spends more and more time on the litter - pay attention to this, there may be heart problems. Flaccidity is also a symptom of other diseases, as well as lesions with ticks and other parasites.
3. Refusal to eat
A long refusal to eat, and even more so from water, means that a cat or dog should be shown to a doctor as soon as possible. A wide range of diseases is possible.
4. Hump, take other unnatural poses
Strongly arched or, on the contrary, as if a back fell, a pursed tail - this is how animals signal piercing pain. A dog or cat must be examined, and the sooner the better! May also indicate urolithiasis.
5. Licks constantly the same place.
This symptom is difficult to distinguish, because animals very often lick themselves during the day. But experts say that as soon as you notice the restless, tense licking of the same place during the day - be sure that the vet will praise you for observation, and your pet will receive timely assistance.
6. Bloating, gas, vomiting
Here, experts point out two main reasons: helminthic invasion or disorder of the digestive system (dysbacteriosis, disorders of the liver, pancreas, poisoning). Bloating without side symptoms may indicate abnormalities in the urogenital system.
If rapid breathing is not associated with physical exertion or intense play, this may indicate heart problems or be a sign of extreme stress, but the doctor should understand this. It may also indicate the presence of a tick.
8. Sizzles or growls, meows plaintively or whines
When animals experience pain, they become hostile to even those they love. If the voice of a pet suddenly showed shrill notes, it means that he asks for your help. The causes may be inflammation with a high temperature, pain of varying intensity before encephalopathy.
9. Voltage in the toilet
Many cats meow before going to the toilet, notifying everyone in the house. But if you notice anxiety, the cat fusses in the tray and cannot go to the toilet or does so with a mournful cry, and the dog whines in the process of urination - show them to the doctor immediately. Diseases of the genitourinary system are life threatening.
10. Rests against the wall.
If a dog or a cat is sitting in front of a wall or standing, resting its muzzle on the wall, this is one of the signs of damage to the nervous system (infection, injury, or even a tumor). You must immediately show the vet.
11. Difficult breathing
If the vultures became raspable during inhalation or expiration, wheezing, it is noticeable that breathing has shifted from the sternum into the stomach - consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Every day, caressing pet, visually inspect it. If swelling appears somewhere, carefully examine them. It can be a bruise, and there can be more serious diseases. Undoubtedly, any swelling should be examined by a doctor.
This is immediately noticeable, and if the cause is not a light household injury, such as an accidentally pressed foot, specialist advice is needed to restore full-fledged limb work.
14. The third eyelid in a cat
The third eyelid usually appears when the cat falls asleep. If it became visible and reached almost half of the eyeball, this indicates the presence of the disease. If the eyelid began to occupy a significant area of the eye, the veterinarians suspect infections, including the panleukopenia virus.
15. Disorder or constipation
Regular disorders, as well as constipation, can also be accompanied by various serious illnesses (injuries and tumors of the spinal cord, severe poisoning, proctitis, etc.). In case of bleeding, fever, significant fluctuations in temperature, loss of consciousness, contact the clinic immediately.
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