If you feel your pet has been sleeping more, is not active or is behaving differently, this may be an indicator that they are not well and should be examined by a vet.
It is possible that they could have one of the following:
- elevated temperature
- senility changes,
- systemic disease (eg. low red blood cell count, liver or kidney disease)
- painful joints or spine
- neurological problems
As you can see any one symptom can have numerous causes. A consultation with your vet where you can discuss a detailed history of your pet and when put together with the findings of a thorough clinical examination, this can give you an idea of what could be the cause of the symptoms. It may be that further tests need to be performed such as a blood, urine or faecal test, but this can be discussed with your vet after the initial examination. With most of the problems listed above, early diagnosis and treatment allow for better outcomes, so if you are concerned about your pet or are unsure it is best to make an appointment with your vet to have them checked over.
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