Our pets can’t talk, so it’s difficult to know when they’re feeling under the weather. If you’re paying attention to your dog and watching for the more obvious signs of illness — such as not eating, not drinking and lethargy — you’re already doing one thing right. Here are five other subtle signs of a possible medical issue. Source: The American Kennel Club.

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Your perfectly housetrained angel is having accidents in the house. Or once gentle and tolerant, he’s now growling at the kids. A change in be…

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Like in a human, a dog’s “hair” can say a lot about his overall health. A dry, dull, flaky coat could mean an issue with your pet’s diet or co…

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Unless it’s an especially hot day or your pet’s been more active than usual, an increase in drinking could indicate a medical issue. Kidney pr…

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You, the owner, know your dog best. If you notice your pet is a little off — a little quieter than usual or perhaps his ears aren’t as high, h…

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