Sick dog often
has derangement in the routine behavioral pattern and may
not reveal any response due to the health related problem
it has. Hence, in such cases one has to clearly monitor the
animal for any aggravation of signs that are abnormal.
Sick dog-symptoms include constipation,
diarrhea, vomiting etc. When the animal exhibits
constipation, provide warm water with food
with increased fiber content. This food will help to increase
the bowel movements in the sick dog.
Sometimes sick dogs reveal convulsions,
star gazing posture, tremors, shivering etc. and
in such cases one has to look on the nervous system related
disorders like canine distemper etc. Sick dog generally avoids
feeding to some extent and to the possible extent; avoid the
force-feeding because often this may result in aspiration
is an art. However, to acquire this art, one has to get constant
exposure to many sick dogs as in case of a veterinarian
attending many sick animals in a hospital.
However, as a dog owner, if you closely monitor
the dog when it is normal, then the diagnosis in sick
dog becomes easy for the dog owner. As a home
remedy for a sick dog with nasal discharge, provide
the dog with a cup full of lime mixed warm water. This may
relieve the nasal congestion.
For anemia in dogs, the
home remedy for sick dog includes provision
of dates, black grapes, papaya fruit etc, along with routine
food. However, in such dogs side by side rule out the parasitic
problem in addition to the nutritional deficiencies.
Similarly, as a home remedy for sick
dog with less number of red blood cells, black berry
fruits like elderberry, bilberry may be given.
In China, mung beans are
often given as a home remedy for sick dog, along with spinach.