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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joann   Mount Airy, North Carolina

1/22/2016 7:05:40 PM

My dog is 14yrs. Recently she has became very aggressive and defensive towards me. She looks at me some times like she dont know who i am!! Whats going on with her????

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Britney   huntsville, International

6/19/2015 1:04:09 PM

My dog has been acting funny the past few days all she wants to do is sleep like she wont eat or drink she will hardly walk around and she is usually very hyper and happy so my family and I are very concerned and we don't know what to do

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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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