Tell-tale Signs that your Pet is Sick

Tell-tale Signs that your Pet is Sick

Tell-tale Signs that your Pet is Sick

Be proactive to protect your pet’s health! You are the only one who can help your pet if she/he becomes ill. Our animals cannot talk to us, so it is of utmost importance that we spot tell-tale signs of illness and take immediate action.

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Knowing how to tell if your pet is sick is easier than you might think if you know what to look for.

The top signs of illness are:

  • Bad breath and drooling
  • Change of appetite
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Excessive intake of water
  • Excessive urination
  • Lethargy
  • Difficulty in climbing stairs
  • Stiffness
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Coughing, puffing and sneezing
  • Dry and itchy skin, lumps or sores
  • Head shaking
  • Change in bowel movements
  • Cloudy or red eyes

You must contact a veterinarian immediately if you spot any of these tell-tale signs that your pet is sick. Remember, by taking immediate action, you can nip the problem in the bud and avoid unnecessary vet bills at a later stage.

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Here are some of the possibilities of the ailments your pet could be suffering:

  • Excessive drooling is an indication of dental problems or heatstroke.
  • Excessive intake of water can indicate diabetes, kidney failure, Cushing’s disease or Pyometra (uterus infection).
  • Heavy panting could indicate that your pet is suffering from Cushing’s disease, a lung tumour, heart failure, heatstroke, pneumonia or poisoning.
  • Bad breath can be caused by dental disease, diabetes, kidney failure and an oral melanoma.
  • Dry and itchy skin can indicate an allergy or bacterial and yeast infections.

Be sure to have a fully stocked pet medical first aid kit at home in case of emergencies. You can get all you need from Assagay Feeds, stockists of pet medical supplies, ointments, herbal remedies and so much more. You can visit the store or call to discuss the first aid kit requirements specific to your pet.

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Animal Lovers of the Upper Highway, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Richmond, North Coast, South Coast and surrounding farmers can obtain all their animal feed and other essential care products from Assagay Feeds, with the convenience of delivery.

Whilst we may only make reference to a specific product in this article there are over 4000 other products stocked at Assagay Feeds ensuring you have everything you need for healthy & happy animals.

Call us or visit us to find out more.

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These articles are intended for general understanding and education. We encourage you to chat with the knowledgeable team at Assagay Feeds for more information on animal feed, medical products or any other queries you may have.

Nothing contained in articles is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; please always consult your vet.