Is My Pet Sick?

Sick Dog

Pets do not show signs of illness or injury the same way people do. Most of the time a change in behavior or activity may be the only clue that your pet is not feeling well. Loss of appetite, sleeping more, not wanting to go out or irritability may happen before any outward signs of illness. Pain can be a difficult to determine because pets are not vocal about pain unless it is excruciating. Trouble getting up form laying down, not wanting to get up on the furniture, not wanting to go for a walk and playing less may all be signs of pain in your pet.