Some common indications of illness in dogs include diarrhea, throwing up after meals, coughing, sneezing, gagging, sunken eyes, watery eyes, red eyes, dry eyes, speedy weight gain or loss, inadequate passing of stool matter, bloody stool, bloody urine, labored breathing, scratching, fever, head shaking, inordinate water intake, flaky skin, sores, problems urinating, unpleasant breath, shivering, pale gums, panting, abdominal bloating, frequent urination, skin itchiness, excessive drooling, nasal discharge, eye discharge, seizures, limping and lumps on the body. When dogs are ill, they sometimes emanate unpleasant odors from their skin, ears or mouth.
These symptoms can signify a diverse and wide range of health conditions in pets. They can indicate anything from parasite infections to kidney failure and beyond. This is why it's vital for owners never to ignore the presence of unusual symptoms in their pets. Don't assume that your pet's vomiting is merely a sign that he ate his lunch too rapidly. Repetitive vomiting in dogs can be a symptom of anything from gastric ulcers to liver failure. If your dog exhibits any possible signs of illness, take him to the veterinarian immediately.