Common Disease Symptoms

Cats


Eye discharge or redness


Ear redness or itchiness or discharge


Red gums or a red gum line bordering the teeth; bad breath


Change of voice or vocalization times


Nasal discharge


Coughing or breathing hard


Appetite – eats little bits and often, finicky, won’t eat meat, will eat cooked meat but not raw meat, eats plastic or ribbon or string or other inedible items, ravenous appetite, change of appetite


Increasing thirst


Vomiting – any type of food, liquid or hairballs; “sensitive stomach” to food changes


Spraying urine, urinating more often, straining to urinate, crying when urinating; running from the litter box after urinating, urinating outside the box


Soft stools, hard or dry stools, change in stool consistency with diet change, running away from the litter box after defecating, passing stools outside the litter box; loose stool after certain foods


Dark discharge around the bases of nails


Itchy skin, dandruff


Rough, dry, lusterless haircoat; a change in hair color


Change in grooming habits


Quarrelsome, aggressive to people or other animals


Change in sleep habits


Weight loss or gain


Gassiness


Behavior changes, interaction changes


Carsickness


Missing hair (bald patches)


Stiffness, lameness, walking more slowly, taking stairs more slowly


More tired or changes in activity


Fears of noises, people, etc.


Skin bumps or tumors
Dogs


Eye discharge or redness


Nose too dry, loss of pigment, nasal discharge


Ears red or itchy or warm to touch, head shaking, ear discharge


Retained baby teeth


Red gum line bordering teeth; bad breath


Discharge at base of nails, nails crumbly or deformed


Vomiting- “sensitive stomach” after some type of food for example


Eating non-food items such as rocks, sticks, plastic, clothing, feces, etc


Gurgling in abdomen heard often


Passing offensive gas often


Diarrhea or soft stool – might be after only certain foods


Anal gland problems – need to be emptied by the vet or groomer, licking the anus, scooting rear end along the floor


Weight gain or loss


Itchy skin –licking or scratching more, rubbing face or ears, or chewing on body


Noticeable body odor


Warts, lumps


Walking stiffly or lameness, getting up slowly from lying down or sitting positions, difficulty going from standing to sitting position


Behavior problems – fear of noises, people, storms , or of separation from owner; aggression to people or other animals, destructiveness, running away from home, hyperactive or not listening to owner, etc.


Change in interaction with others


Change in urination habits or leaking urine


Carsickness


Loss of pigment of foot pads or nose, haircoat color change


Missing hair in spots


Change in appetite: decreased or ravenous appetite


Increased drinking


Change in sleep habits


Change in activity or exercise habits