One of the hardest things that pet owners find when they own a dog, is that the dog can not tell you when it is feeling poorly. True enough there are symptoms that are sometimes very noticeable, like when your dog contracts diarrhea, but sometimes like in the case of liver cancer or spleen cancer, your wonderful little pet simply can not tell you what is going on.
It may be very clear that he or she does feel very well, they may be listless or even act kind of ferocious, for instance if your pet has come down with canine distemper because he has been staying at a boarding kennel. Its just that many times, the symptoms might not be so apprehensive.
One of the most important things that you can do when you are caring for a dog is to find information online that might be able to help you take care of your pet. Silly as it may sound, your dog can not find out for himself what is going on with his health. He must rely on you as a caring dog owner to take on the responsibility of providing health care.
Its not like pet owners do not want to take care of their pets, its just that sometimes, they get busy, they start reading the email or playing an online game with their friends and then before you know it, 2 hours have gone by and they have not learned anything new that can help their faithful dog friend who has been laying at their feet while they were online.
Now, of course, if your pet has loose bowels and is leaving piles of feces all around the house, this is pretty noticeable and you will start paying attention immediately. But, say for instance, your dog starts to develop the symptoms of cushing's disease in dogs, would you honestly know what was going on with him. Most people would not and that is why it is a very good thing that we have the internet to help us track down and find information about dog health problems.
Of course, this may never happen to you, that your wonderful little pet dog comes down with some sort of sickness that makes him feel bad and breaks your heart, but if that happens, you know that the internet is full of information and helpful websites so you can find out what you need to help your dog feel better fast.
Source by Mason Joseph