Think Pet Is Sick? How To Tell
Veterinarian Reviewed on November 9, 2009 by Dr. Janice Huntingford, DVM
Posted in Cats
I’m usually in top dog shape! But every once in a while I over-eat something, over-scratch something, or over-lick something. And then, I end up feeling like one poopy-pup.
Lucky-dog me, my human Sage always knows how to help me. But for most humans, recognising when a pet has a case of the yacks can be hard to tell.
Lately I’ve been running around with my dawgs at doggie daycare. Like most preschoolers, we tend to pass bugs back and forth (I blame the red-headed bitch with the long, silky ears – she always has a runny nose. She’s cute, but contagious. We don’t share toys). This morning I woke up, not feeling my normal bouncing border collie self. I felt achy, droopy, sleepy, and just generally wrong.
– We don’t eat – show me a dog or a cat who can say no to something stinky, and I’ll show you a sick animal. Same goes for the little guys and their pellets. Enough said.
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Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan