Checklist - Is my animal healthy?
If you have a dog or cat at home, it is important to keep a close eye on their health. As soon as you notice any changes in their behaviour or appearance, you should take them to the vet. Certain diseases can be treated more effectively if they are detected early. We have compiled the most important rules and a checklist for you below.
Keeping a regular eye on animal health
You can usually tell at a glance whether an animal is healthy or not. If it is dull, apathetic and has little appetite, it is most likely suffering from a disease. From stomach aches, diarrhoea, constipation to difficulty urinating, these can all be symptoms of health problems in your pet. You shouldn't worry about every little thing. However, if you suspect that your pet may be ill, you should see a vet immediately.
If your pet suddenly has an acute medical condition, there is no time to lose in contacting a vet. Tell the vet in detail about your observations and your pet's condition. From this information, he or she can draw the first conclusions about a possible illness.
Check the mouth regularly
A regular check of the oral cavity is important, especially if you want to keep your pet's teeth healthy. Tartar, rotten teeth or inflammation of the gums can be detected early with a regular look into the mouth.
Check eyes regularly
Encrustations or a yellow film in the corners of the can be easily removed with a paper tissue. However, if you notice this regularly in your pet, you should see your vet. Red conjunctivae and yellow discharge always indicate inflammation, so you should see a vet as soon as possible.
Check ears regularly
In particular, you should check your pet's ears regularly to detect encrustations or excessive production of secretions. Slightly dirty ears are normal, however. You can clean them gently with a damp cloth.
Check anus regularly
A dirty anus is a sign of diarrhoea. If your pet suffers from diarrhoea, you should always consult a vet.