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So Buster is your baby or Meowy is your best friend. It is proven that pets can improve our mental health and relieve symptoms of a physical illness. Pets are therapy no doubt about that. So then, what do we do when our little mates are the ones who get sick? Our most trusted companions can have bad health days too! You should get a home test to find out what's really happening with your pooch or puddy-cat!

What our pets cannot to tell us when they are sick, they will display through physical symptoms

Besides conditions which affect their own species, animals can have similar diseases to humans. They can have kidney or liver disease or diabetes. They can have thyroid issues and skin or food allergies. Knowing how uncomfortable these things can be for us, animals feel the same too.

There are lots of things you can do to keep your pet healthy such as:

  • Keeping your pet at a healthy weight and exercising your pet. You know if your dog is too fat, you are not getting enough exercise!
  • Feeding your pet a balanced, nutritious diet. Test to see if your pet has food allergies
  • Keeping your pet free of parasites like fleas, ticks, heartworm, etc.
  • Spaying/neutering your pet.
  • Checking your pet in with the vet once a year to make sure your pet is healthy
  • Vaccinating your pet against deadly diseases like distemper, parvo virus, pan leukopenia and rabies

What our are not able to tell us when they are sick, they will display through physical symptoms and changes in their behavior. Your pet may be unhealthy or ill if it is has any of the following symptoms: 

  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Itching skin
  • Urinating more or less often
  • Fatigued or not able to get up
  • Loss of hair 
  • Coughing

It is important to keep an eye on your pet if it has any of these symptoms as it could be an underlying illness. If your dog is urinating and perhaps even wakes up in his urine it can mean diabetes. If she has trouble getting up she may be suffering from arthritis in the joints. If your cat is losing hair it can mean a vitamin deficiency or a thyroid problem which is also common in older cats.

The Pet tests at Home:-

There are a multitude of tests that can be done in the home now. The tricky part is getting the sample from Fido! Most kits come with a collection cup and then it just takes a little patience. Once you have collected the sample the results come up in minutes and you can make a decision on which vet they go to or what treatment is available for your pet. Treatments for pets range from glucosamine and NSAIDs to exercise, physical therapy, and surgery. They even have anti-anxiety treatments for your pets and dog counselors! Your little Meowy or Buster could just be having a bad hair day, but with all the love she gives you, don’t you think you should find out.

Pet Health & Monitoring

Pets bring so much joy in to our lives and are completely dependent on us to love and take care of them. This responsibility is made easy with the tests and resources out there on how to look after your beloved animal. You can now test your pet for different conditions at home and there is much advice on how to do this and what symptoms may mean at the links below.

Heartworm Basics: American Heartworm Society: www.heartwormsociety.org

Wellness test at home: hometests.com

Fleas: ASPCA: www.aspca.org

Pets and Poisons: www.americanhumane.org

Warning Signs for Cancer: www.iheartdogs.com

Senior pet care: www.avma.org