Want to know if your Morkie or other 5-ways-to-check-your-dogs-healthsmall dog is healthy?  Here are 5 easy ways to quickly check…

1. Feel his body

  • gently run your hands all over your dog’s body to check for lumps, bumps or cuts
  • any signs of discomfort? Anything your dog is telling you doesn’t feel good?

2. Check his food dish

  • is your dog eating the same amount of food as usual?
  • although animals may eat less in warm weather, any big change is reason to keep a close eye on your pet

3. Walking ok?

  • is your Morkie out of breath after a walk? huffing and puffing? coughing?
  • any signs of limping or painful joints?

4. Track his weight

  • it can be hard to accurately weigh a small dog
  • it’s worth investing in baby scales to keep track of your Morkie’s weight
  • gains or losses can be a good indicator that  something’s not right
  • A good quality digital baby scale like this one, is available from Amazon.com for $59.99

DogNose

Check your Morkie’s nose; it’s a signpost to good health

5. The nose knows

  • check your Morkie’s nose; it should be moist and slightly cool
  • excess discharge or sneezing can be a sign of allergies or illness
  • (did you know you can give your Morkie Benedryl?)

 

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