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Unusual symptoms

Unusual symptoms

  • Hair loss

    Hair loss (alopecia) in dogs can be a worrying problem. Alopecia has many varied causes and always warrants investigation by your vet. Some causes of hair loss are transmissible to humans, although this is unusual, so this is definitely a time not to delay that visit to the vets!

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  • Unusual symptoms to watch out for

    Learning to interpret the danger signs, and knowing what action to take, can help you decide the best course of action in the event your dog does start feeling under the weather. As animals can’t tell us how they feel we must try and notice subtle signs of illness, this is particularly important for older dogs, who should have a regular vet check up (every 3-6 months).

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  • Harmful substances and foods

    There are many food and non-food substances, including plants, which can be potentially poisonous for your dog. Some of these will be obvious to most owners but others will not. For example, some foods and medicines can be eaten or taken by humans with no ill effects but can be very toxic and in some cases life threatening for dogs.

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