Just for Kids: How to Tell If Your Dog is Sick

One day you might notice that your dog is acting "funny." Sometimes a dog can be sick for days before you know about it. Sometimes the best way to tell that your dog is sick is to learn everything about your dog so that you will know when he isn't feeling well. You should know how he sleeps, eats and plays. And if anything changes, tell your parents.

Here are some other things to watch for:

There may be other things you notice. If you are If your dog is sick, you need to take him to see the veterinarian right away. Sometimes if you wait too long, your pet might get a lot sicker. Also, be careful handling your dog if he is sick. Although he may not mean to but he might try to bite if he is in pain or not feeling well.