Symptoms to Watch for

Veterinarians Answer: 10 Main Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog 
Symptoms: Recognition, Acknowledgement, And Denial 
When Is It An Emergency? 
Don't Panic, Don't Panic: Know What Your Job Is 

Excessive Panting
Excessive Drinking 
Changes in Urination/Urinary Accidents 
Changes in Behavior
Bad Odor 
Excessive Drooling  
What Can Your Dog's Gums And Tongue Tell You? 
Coughing 
Excessive Head Shaking 
Excessive Licking
Shaking/Trembling
Lumps and Bumps
What Is That Limp? 
Nose Bleeds (Epistaxis)
Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Head Tilt
Unexplained Weight Loss
Unexplained Weight Gain 
Loss Of Appetite  
Lethargy 
Head Pressing
Fever (Pyrexia)
Vomiting 
What Happens in a Dog's Body with Severe Vomiting?
Regurgitation
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis is when ...  

What's In The Urine? (Part I: What You Can Notice On Your Own)
What's In The Urine? (Part II: Urinalysis)

What’s in the Poop? (Part I - Consistency) 
What’s in the Poop? (Part II - Color) 

A Tale of Many Tails—and What Came Out From Underneath Stories from My Diary-rrhea (part I)
Acute Small Intestinal Diarrhea
Acute Large Intestinal Diarrhea (Acute Colitis)
Chronic Large Intestinal Diarrhea
Chronic Small Intestinal Diarrhea



Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog now available in paperback and Kindle. Each chapter includes notes on when it is an emergency.

12 comments

  1. my boxer/ bull massiff has been panting and walking around my house for roughly 3 hours now, I don't know what is wrong. could you please help me.

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    1. Tracy, it's likely pain. That is about all one can discern from the information provided. You should try to talk to a vet.

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  2. My dog is mix and he starts drooling and starts walking around like he's lost or something then he just stares at you !!! What's wrong with my dog?

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    1. The best guess would be upset stomach. Nausea or pain, or both. If he keeps doing that, please see a vet.

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  3. my dog keeps collapsing walking round in circles and holding head to one side what can i do to help

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    1. Please see a vet. It is possible he's suffering from vestibular syndrome but it's also possible it something way more serious.

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  4. my dog doesn't seem right...really can't explain it. She is only two and usually very energetic. Today she seems excessively tired and her mouth doesn't look right. Her tongue is sticking out just a little bit and she's never done that before. Could there be something wrong with her?

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    1. Deep down you already know something isn't right. I would indeed see a vet to find out what is going on. For example, the time Cookie seemed excessively tired, it turned out she had pancreatitis.

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  5. My 6 month old pup has been vomiting off and on and may have had a slight fever yesterday. She is still eating and very playful. Panting slightly.

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    1. Vomiting consistently needs a veterinary evaluation. There can be parasites, there can be a foreign body (particularly with a young dog who likes to chew), there can be something systemic going on ... Please see a vet; don't wait until stops eating and/or becomes lethargic.

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  6. We have a very old lady mix with beagle & terrier. She going blind she's drinking and eating excessively to the point of vomiting especially when she drinks water. Is it old age she's 16.help

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    1. No, not old age; could be diabetes, though. Please see a vet for exam and basic lab work-up.

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