Have you ever witnessed your dog pressing its head against a wall or pushing against a solid object? It’s important to note that these actions are not mere playful antics; they demand your immediate attention. Such behavior can serve as a worrisome indicator of underlying health conditions. It could be a potential sign of poisoning or a neurological disorder affecting the brain.
Recognizing the urgency, it is imperative to prioritize your dog’s well-being and promptly seek veterinary care.Visiting a veterinarian as soon as possible is crucial in situations like these. Timely intervention and expert diagnosis are essential to identify the root cause and initiate appropriate treatment, ensuring the best possible outcome for your beloved canine companion.
Raising Their Paws
When your dog (usually a young puppy) raises its paw, don't ignore it. Whatever you do - acknowledge that darn paw. They are trying to ask for something. They either want to play or are just seeking your attention. If it's not the right time for you for doggy play, at least let your dog know that now is not the time.
That fraction of attention can sometimes do the job (Amazing how these animals are like our kids). If an adult dog does this, it will usually place its paw on your lap, and this will mean he is hungry, or the water bowl is empty.
Dogs aren't known for the fragrance of roses trailing out of their mouth. In fact, they usually have some sort of unsavory aroma coming from that part of their body - it's part of their charm! However, if your dog's breath suddenly starts to smell worse than usual — do not ignore this.
Bad breath can indicate a medical situation that must be treated. One of its internal organs (liver or kidneys) might need care. Dog's breath could also smell sweet, which might indicate that there is a sugar level issue, such as diabetes. Anyway, if the breath of your dog doesn't stink in the usual way, it's time to visit the vet.
Just like humans, all pets (especially dogs) want to live in a clean environment, so when your dog starts to urinate in your home, something is wrong. There is no reason for a dog to purposely empty its bladder if everything is ok. And we can't expect them to find the toilet and hit the target of their own accord.
That is just not in their nature! Urinating around the house can be a sign of a problem with kidney function and when concerning older dogs, could be a sign of another medical condition that needs to be looked at.
Closing or Opening Mouth Slightly
A dog's mouth is typically open, exuding an air of tranquility and contentment, signaling their happiness and satisfaction. However, it's important to take notice when your dog's mouth appears slightly opened, displaying tension and an overall sense of discomfort. Keenly observe your dog to detect if their mouth is slightly open or even slightly closed.
Because it could be an indication that they are experiencing stress, fear, or pain. This change in their mouth posture may be an expression of their unease and a signal for you to provide them with attention and care. By attentively monitoring their body language and addressing any potential underlying issues, you can help ensure your furry friend's well-being and alleviate their discomfort.