Want to know if your Morkie or other small 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? Is your dog trying to tell you something that 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 a 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
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?)