Burton Miller, dvm
Director of Animal Health, Nature's Answer Pets
Director, The Animal Wellness Center, Huntington Station, NY.
Subtle Signs of Chronic Disease in Pets

  • Persistent and recurrent "body odor"; needs frequent bathing
  • Dry flaky coat
  • Waxy ears that need cleaning more often than once a month
  • Dark discharge on nailbed
  • Red or pink line at gum-tooth junction
  • Recurrent skin rash, itch or hot spots
  • Must eat only one specific diet or will develop diarrhea or vomiting
  • Recurrent blood in urine
  • Mucus in or on stool
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Eye discharge
  • Vomiting hairballs
  • Stiff when arising after sleep or rest
  • Tires easily when playing or exercised
  • Recurrent or shifting leg lameness
  • Increase in water consumption
  • Weight loss or obesity
  • Recurrent anal gland impaction ("scooting")
  • Sleeps all the time
  • Fears that are exaggerated (example: thunder, loud noises, strangers, delivery persons)
  • Sits with one leg out to the side

These are all signs that your pet is a good candidate for holistic or integrated veterinary care!


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