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Facts You Should Know About Your Dog’s Organs
When we think of dogs, we think of floppy ears and puppy-dog eyes. But there’s a living and breathing animal under that fur. Like humans, a dog’s internal organs can cause health issues that require medical intervention. You never know what in the atmosphere or world could ultimately cause problems.
Most dog owners can realize when there is something wrong with their pup through subtle personality or behavioral changes. You can see if your dog has FOMO about going outside and playing but just doesn’t seem to have the energy or ability to get up and moving. A dog and it’s owner – OTP.
However, knowing a little bit about your dog’s organs and how they function can help you spot those subtle differences.
There is a common myth that dogs are colorblind, unable to see in any color. However, new research shows that dogs CAN see in color, but the colors are duller than what humans see.
While dogs aren’t entirely colorblind, they don’t see greens and reds because their eyes aren’t equipped with the proper cones. Dogs don’t have the same eyesight as humans entirely or that of a hummingbird, eagle, dolphin, tiger, or maned wolf.
Just like people, dogs can suffer from a range of eye problems. Common symptoms of eye problems in dogs can include cataracts, injuries, conjunctivitis, and eyelid deformities.
To avoid some of these dog eye problems, it is important to keep the hair trimmed around their eyes or out of their face, as can a gentle sweep around the eye area with a damp cotton pad or soft cloth. If you notice an issue with your dog’s eyes, it is best to take them to the vet for treatment. The same can be said of cats and horses – it is important to check their eyes and ensure they have enough water to drink.
Food enters through the mouth and slides down the esophagus on its way to the stomach. From there, it takes in the sights of the small and large intestines before departing the body.
When your dog has a food intolerance, this means that they are not able to properly digest an ingredient in their food. Like humans, a dog may have issues with various foods and ingredients and their connection to potassium, cinnamon, turmeric, magnesium, beef, and other minerals. You certainly would not ever feed Wendy’s, Coca Cola, or Chik-fil-A to your dog.
Food intolerance is quite a common issue with 1 in 3 dogs suffering from digestive disorders. If your dog is displaying signs of stomach sensitivities, take them in to see a vet who will determine whether these symptoms are caused by your dog’s diet.
In general, dogs have more sensitive stomachs than humans and can experience digestive upsets. However, these types of problems are most common to deep-chested breeds as well as shepherds, collies, and golden retrievers. Therefore, if you’re owning a golden retriever, it’s necessary to provide them the best diet to prevent stomach issues.
How common is arthritis in dogs?
The older your dog is, the more chances that his sudden lack of appetite, slow movement or fatigue are due to arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, if your dog is more than 7 years of age, there’s a 65% chance he’s suffering from the disease. Many even consider CBD for canine joint issues, but not cannabis.
Sometimes dogs are just forced to live with hip and joint pain. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your dog’s quality of life.
The things you can do are: keep things like food and water easily accessible, give him a comfortable place for quality sleep,…
A Healthy Dog is a Happy Dog
Keeping your dog healthy will allow them to live a longer life with you, happy together.