Important Facts About Your Dog’s Body

June 26, 2015

Dogs are well capable of reading a humans face. Dogs have a higher body temperature (ranging between 101F and 103F). They are prone to cancer just as humans.

For that reason, it is crucial that you understand all that there is to know about their bodies. Feeding the dog plenty of chocolate could expose it to toxic substances (such as theobromine) that could be fatal, especially if the canine eats between 100mg and 150mg of the substance.


Thunderstorms have the capacity of causing damages to the dog’s ears. During thunderstorms, you will notice the dog showing plenty of fear. The fear and apprehension that the dog shows could be indicative of the incredible amounts of pain it feels.

Sweaty Paws

If you want to check if the dog has a very high body temperature, one of the ways of doing this would be through its paws. When the dog experiences high body temperatures, it will sweat a lot through its paws, unlike humans who do this via the skin.

Bad Breath

A dog with bad breath is probably carrying a periodontal disease. Therefore, learn to smell the dog’s breath, as a way of checking whether it is sick.

Other Signs

Other signs that you should always check for on the dog’s body to determine whether it is sick and in need of medical attention include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Brownish discharge from the ears
  • Lumps
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Shaking of the head
  • Inflamed ears
  • Irritated skin
  • Lethargy
  • Lameness
  • Pale gums and tongue
  • Stiff movement
  • Smelly ears
  • Dramatic Weight loss
  • Watery eyes
  • Scratching
  • Potbelly

The good news is that you can take proactive measures to ensure the dog receives proper medical attention if he/she develops any of the aforementioned signs.

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