We love and care for our pets, and so the last thing we want is for them to become sick or get infected. It is every pet owners nightmare, and unfortunately it is inevitable. One way or another your pet will fall ill, however you can help matters greatly by looking out for signs and behaviours in your pet in the early stages. This article will focus on things to notice and what pet medicines can help to treat the problems.
If the coughing is persistent it could be a sign of a heart or lung disease.
There are treatments available for coughs.
A dog may have a Kennel cough, a tracheobronchitis that is infectious. The cough is harsh and hacking. Kennel can be relatively mild and may pass on it’s own after two weeks although in the case of puppies the result can be severe.
A Kennel cough can lead to pneumonia, possible symptoms of this include loss of appetite, lethargy, nasal discharge or a fever. If you spot any of these symptoms advice from a vet is recommended. There are vaccinations available to treat this, however a veterinary prescription is required.
If you notice your cat urinates frequently or is always very thirsty, these could be signs of diabetes. There are pet foods available for treating diabetes.
If you see signs of an increase in your dog’s urination, this can be a sign of a liver or bladder disorder. There are pet drugs such as kidney or mixed vegetable tablets, which can resolve this issue.
Fleas or mite infection can be the cause of itchy skin in cats and dogs. Treatments are available for this, some also specially made for treating kittens or puppies.