Look for pale gums. The pet's gums should be pink like yours.
Blood loss can cause pale gums.
A suddenly large belly in the dog could be from growing tumors in the abdomen.
Tumors can have side effects which make pets very sluggish.
If the pet suddenly collapses it can be caused by ruptured tumors, take it to the vet immediately.
If you see blood dripping from the nose or genital area, take the pet to the vet immediately.
New lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by the vet to see if they are benign or cancerous.
Tumors growing in the mouth can trap food and bacteria, resulting in secondary infections and foul breath.
Watch to see if the pet is having difficulty eating, chewing, not wanting to chew, food falling out of the mouth. Bleeding after eating drinking or toy chewing.
Watch for bladder tumors or stones that can interfere with the ability to urinate. Take the pet to the vet immediately.
There is a health problem if the cat or dog stops eating. Cancer could be one of them, particularly in elderly pets. Take the pet to the vet.
Frequent vomiting is a problem for a pet. Go see the vet.
Limping for more than a week must be medically evaluated by the vet.
Tumors in the sinuses can result in repeated sinus infections. White, green or yellow discharge from the nose is not normal. Must be evaluated by the vet.
Check your pet each month for lumps, bumps, and anything unusual. I am sure your pet will love the attention.
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