Heronbank Cavaliers

Winston

Merlin

Merlin

 Those who regularly handle and watch the behaviour of their own healthy dogs will be more likely to spot when they are not feeling too good.  Changes in behaviour, movement and digestion can all push alarm buttons.  They may need a check-up with your vet to put them back on course.  Here are some warning signs to look out for:

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  • Eyes: swelling, discharge, redness, etc.
  • Nose: running, crusting, discharge, etc.
  • Ears: discharge, debris, odour, twitching, scratching, shaking the head, etc.
  • Coughing, gagging, sneezing, retching, or vomiting.
  • Irregular breathing, shortness of breath, prolonged or heavy panting (without exercise), etc.
  • Intestinal Activity – Change in colour and consistency of bowel movement, Frequency of toileting, Blood in motion, Evidence of parasites, Change in amount of food or water taken, Change in weight.
  • Changes in urine – Colour, Frequency, Amount, Straining, Dribbling, Smell, etc.
  • Odour Changes – Mouth, Skin, Ears, Other.
  • Coat & skin – Wounds, Tumours, Hair Loss, Flaky skin, colour change, licking, biting, scratching, parasites
  • Behaviour changes – Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Lethargy, Sleepiness, Trembling, Stumbling, Falling

…  Anne