Red Flags in Dogs

The dog is a loving and affectionate creature. There are certain situations where your dog is in pain and cannot tell their problem, but they can show you certain signs.

It is important that you know these red flags and knows that it is time for an emergency and that you should take your dog to the vet. Some important red flags are:


An adult dog eats 1-2 meals a day, and it is very unusual for your dog to skip a meal. The dog can skip meals in hot weather, but if your dog skips food more than usual, consider it a red flag.


Dogs are natural hunters. They need to be active as they need to breathe. If your dog is lazy, he may be suffering from a bacterial or viral infection. Laziness is not a life-threatening condition, but if it lasts longer than 24 hours, it is a red flag, and it is time to visit the vet.

Respiratory issues

Coughing and sneezing is an indication of trouble. It can occur due to inflammation or infection. So it is best to contact your vet until it becomes a bigger problem.

Urinary tract issues

Urinary tract infection can occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract. Certain urinary tract problems can lead to death within a few days. So don't ignore this problem, consider it as a red flag!


Fever occurs when the normal body temperature moves upward. Fever can occur as a result of any bacterial and viral infection. If you think your pet has a fever, make an appointment with your vet.


Fainting occurs as a result of short cessation in oxygen and glucose flow to the brain resulting in loss of consciousness. When a pet got faint and again gets normal in a few minutes, it's a red flag.