Reconnaître et prévenir les maladies courantes chez les chiens - AninestEco

Recognizing and Preventing Common Diseases in Dogs

The health of our faithful companions is at the heart of our concerns. Every day, our dogs are exposed to various diseases. Knowing how to recognize the first signs and take preventive measures is essential to guarantee their well-being.

Signs to watch for:

  1. Lethargy: If your dog shows a sudden lack of energy, refuses to play, or generally seems listless, this could be a sign of an underlying illness.

    Tip: Notice changes in his sleeping habits. A dog who sleeps more than usual or seems tired even after a good night's sleep could be a warning sign.

  2. Loss of appetite: A dog who suddenly refuses to eat could be suffering from dental problems, digestive problems or another condition.

    Tip: Regularly check the condition of his mouth, teeth and gums. Sudden bad breath may indicate a dental or digestive problem.

  3. Coughing or sneezing: These symptoms may indicate a respiratory infection.

    Tip: If your dog coughs after playing or running, it could be a sign of heart problems. See a veterinarian promptly.

Preventive measures :

  1. Vaccination: In Switzerland, it is recommended to regularly vaccinate your dog against common diseases.

  2. Balanced diet: Proper nutrition strengthens your dog's immune system.

    Tip: Include foods rich in omega-3 and antioxidants to strengthen your immune system.

  3. Regular Exercise: Regular physical activity helps keep your dog healthy.

    Tip: Intelligence games can also mentally stimulate your dog, reducing the risk of depression or boredom.

  4. Annual visits to the veterinarian: These checkups allow possible health problems to be detected early.

  5. Protection against parasites: In Switzerland, ticks are of particular concern.

    Tip: After each walk, carefully inspect your dog's coat for ticks. Don't forget to inspect yourself too!

First aid at home:

  1. First aid kit: Always keep a first aid kit on hand. It should contain antiseptics, bandages, tweezers, a tick hook and a thermometer.

  2. Hydration: If your dog is lethargic or refuses to eat, make sure he stays hydrated. Control his water consumption by monitoring the water level in his bowl. To help him stay hydrated, you can try giving him water using a syringe without a needle.

  3. Rest: If your dog shows signs of discomfort, make sure he has a quiet, comfortable place to rest.

Conclusion :

Your dog's health is precious. By taking preventive measures and being alert to signs of illness, you can guarantee your companion a long, healthy and happy life in Switzerland.


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