Healthy dogs are easy to spot if you know what to look for. A dog that suffers from bad breath, severe ear infections, a lump on the leg, or dull coat is an example of a sick pet. Knowing the symptoms early will allow your veterinarian to get your pet to the vet faster and alleviate the problem. Here are some signs to be on the look out for in order to help you and your vet catch the issue as soon as possible.
The ears of healthy dogs should be clear and alert without being too floppy. It should not feel like there is an obstruction there either, since poodles tend to have this sometimes. They should not be clammy on the inside and neither should there be any sort of discharge coming from the ear hole. While it’s normal for poodles to make these sounds, it could indicate an issue such as ear mites, infections, or other more serious problems.
Allergies are another thing that can be looked for in healthy dogs. Even though poodles are known to be quite allergic to grasses and certain pollens, you should check that your new dog doesn’t have allergies that are related to something you might eat. Some common allergies include fleas, ticks, and mites. If you’re sure your pet isn’t allergic to anything in your house, or if the symptoms continue after you’ve been cleaning the house, it may be best to take them to the vet. There are some breeds of dog that can have food allergies that can be lethal to other pets.
When it comes to healthy dogs, their gums should be very strong and not weak at all. This is especially important if your dog has a gum infection. Since most guys have a lot of blood vessels in them, the infection is much more serious than a simple abscess and the tissue can actually bleed. This is a symptom that should always be checked by a vet. It’s also important for you vet to make sure that your dog doesn’t have a wound that could become infected or even torn as they can easily come apart with rough handling.
You should look for any visible symptoms when it comes to healthy dogs. Most mixed breed dogs will have fine hair and a shiny coat, but you should still take a closer look at their skin. A good sign of a healthy skin is if they don’t seem to have a spot on them. The fur should always be in good condition, and if you find any signs of mites, these should be treated as well. Other common problems with mixed breed dogs include ear infections, eye infections, allergies, and colds or other respiratory problems.
Of course, you should look for a dog that is active and is able to move around and follow you around like a true dog. You should also consider how much exercise your puppy or adult dog gets during the day, and how much it likes to be held while playing. A lot of older dogs don’t really need much exercise, but young ones will want to run around and play. You should look for breed characteristics that are similar to the characteristics of the Shih Tzu you’re looking for. With these characteristics, you’ll be much more likely to find a healthy purebred Shih Tzu.