Read the Signs and Symptoms of Your Sick Dog

"What’s Wrong With My Dog?” answers anxious dog owners’ questions.

Posted: October 8, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

“What’s Wrong with My Dog? A Pet Owner’s Guide to 150 Symptoms and What to Do about Them” is a book as thick as the title is long. But in this case, that’s a good thing. Written by Jack Tedaldi, DVM, this first-aid guidebook could become the owner’s manual for your pet with its easy-to-navigate sections and down-to-earth explanations.

Each symptom (more than 150) falls under a more general heading, keeping similar issues grouped together. The 18 groupings range from “My dog has something stuck,” to “My dog is itchy,” and cover both behavioral problems and physical ailments. Symptoms run the gamut from “My dog has dark pigment in her eye,” to “My dog has a growth on his ear.” Each symptom section details what to look for and what to do and poses multiple questions to dog owners designed to narrow down a symptom’s cause.

Tedaldi also includes tips about when it’s time to see a vet and true stories about dogs he has treated in his own practice with similar problems. Illustrations are provided to give owners a better idea of what to look for and how to apply at-home treatments.

The book also makes sure a dog owner can easily find the information he or she needs, and fast. Each symptom and grouping is tabbed on the edge of the page, making flip-through navigation quick and painless.

“What’s Wrong with My Dog?” is published by Fair Winds Press and is on sale now.


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steve beckwith   niles, Michigan

4/23/2014 6:51:28 PM

My dog is almost three yrs. She is 1 of two dogs they are brother and sister. She is not the dominate of the two. She will sometimes pee if problem is she is being really weird she's beginning a lot making noises. She looks too be walking okay she smiles wagging tail just a lot of grumbling. He knows something wrong with her too. Recently we removed a tick off of her bought two days ago guessing it's been there for a week. We are wondering if she could have lyme disease? Also she's sneezing slot and moving her mouth differently

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Brandon   homer, Nebraska

8/13/2013 9:23:41 AM

my dog is a husky australian shepard mix and today he shaking horribly drooling hacking and seems very tired

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Paty   San Antonio, TX

10/6/2010 11:50:47 PM

My dog is a small and active dog. However just last night we noticed that she stubbled and was very weak. I would rub her and she would just lay there (not normal for her). When we got home her food had been eaten but all of a sudden she was not herself.

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suzie   mcandrews, KY

9/22/2010 11:04:24 AM

my puppy is very happy and hyper,,all of a sudden today she is throwing up,,crying,,barking a lot and it's like her body is cramping, i have looked for snake bites or any other injury but i can't find any, all she is doing is barking and crying, any suggestions of what could be wrong with her?

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