How do you tell if a dog has been microchipped?
While a stud finder cannot interpret the information linked to a dog's microchip, it can alert you to the presence of a chip.
Call a local veterinary office, rescue group or animal shelter and ask if it has a universal microchip scanner.
How to Tell if It's a Pitbull Breed
- Look at the size and ratios of the dog. Pitt bulls are two and one-half feet tall at the shoulder or shorter.
- Look at the dog's coat. The color is irrelevant.
- Examine the dog's head and neck. A pit bull's head is extremely wide from ear to ear, across the brow and from cheek to cheek.
Take your dog to the veterinarian if you notice the following signs:
- Frequent urination.
- Breaking housetraining.
- Blood in the urine.
- Dribbling urine.
- Crying out while urinating.
- Straining to urinate.
- Frequently or obsessively licking the genital area.
How Can You Tell How Old a Dog Is?
- Check Their Teeth. The most reliable way to estimate a dog's age is to examine their teeth, according to the Humane Society of the United States…
- Examine Their Coat…
- Look at Their Eyes…
- Pay Attention to Their Hearing…
- Consider Their Muscles and Build…
- Don't Forget Genetics.
6 Signs Of Pregnancy In Dogs
- Decreased Activity. If your dog easily becomes exhausted or is spending more time napping, it may indicate that she is pregnant…
- Changes in Appetite…
- Unusual Behavior…
- Enlarged or Discolored Nipples…
- Weight Gain and Enlarged Abdomen…
- Nesting Behaviors.
However, once an oral health problem is advanced, you may see certain symptoms, including:
- Red or bleeding gums.
- Blood on a chew toy.
- Vocalizing when they yawn or eat.
- Loose teeth.
- Bad breath.
- Lumps or bumps in the mouth.
- Ropey or bloody saliva.
- Head shyness (your pet not wanting you to touch their head)
Some signs that your dog may be experiencing vision loss or blindness include general clumsiness, bumping into walls and furniture, startling easily and apprehensive behavior, inability to find toys or food and water bowls, reluctance to go out at night, excessive sleeping or loss of playfulness, disorientation or
Symptoms your dog may have with an ear infection include:
- Head shaking or head tilting.
- Ear odor.
- Vigorous scratching.
- Lack of balance.
- Unusual back-and-forth eye movements.
- Redness of the ear canal.
- Swelling of the outer portion of the ear.
- Brown, yellow, or bloody discharge.