If your dog is ill, a good first step is to take them to a veterinarian. If there is a problem with the food that your dog is eating, there is a problem with their diet and this needs to be corrected immediately. It is also extremely important that your dog is receiving the correct amount of vitamins and nutrients needed to keep their immune system strong. If your dog’s diet is lacking in something, this can make them sick. You will also want to have their worming and flea protection.
If your dog is showing any signs of an illness or are coughing up mucous, they are probably ill. If you take them to the vet, they will determine whether the problem is food or a virus. Sometimes a virus can be fatal to your pet, so it is extremely important to take your dog to the vet if you see any symptoms. A good rule of thumb is if there is a temperature, fever or they are lethargic, take them to the vet right away. If your dog is always scratching themselves and are having trouble breathing, they probably have allergies. If the problem is food, you need to get them on a brand new brand of food and give them lots of love and attention. If you see the symptoms stop happening, then your dog is likely suffering from allergies. Your veterinarian will be able to determine what the problem is and whether it is food, virus or allergies.
You will want to monitor their food and keep them on a new brand of food for about a month before making a final decision.
It is very important to take them to the vet and follow their instructions as they are the best resource you have for determining the best course of action for your dogs health.
In closing, your dogs health is extremely important to you. Take the time to check your dogs breathing and pulse regularly as well as their temperature.
Remember that there are all kinds of health problems afoot and it is very important to know what your dog is dealing with before acting. Your veterinarian is your best resource for determining the best course of action for your dog.