Easy Guide to Dog Symptoms

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Alphabetical List of Canine Symptoms

Dogs are very good at hiding their illness. That’s why it’s so important to watch for any symptoms and to take action as soon as possible.

Is your dog acting sick or having a problem? Symptoms are generally a sign of disease. Learn more about what could be causing your dog’s problem by clicking on the symptom that he is having.

Alphabetical list of symptoms in dogs: 

  • Abscess
  • Anemia – low red blood cell count
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Bad breath
  • Bald Spots
  • Big belly – fluid in abdomen
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding in abdominal cavity
  • Bleeding in chest cavity
  • Bleeding spleen
  • Blindness
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Blood in vomit
  • Bloody diarrhea – bright red
  • Bloody diarrhea – dark/tarry
  • Bloody nose
  • Bloody stool – bright red or dark/tarry
  • Bloody urine
  • Blue skin or gums
  • Brain swelling (usually acting funny after trauma to head)
  • Breast swelling
  • Breathing fast
  • Breathing noisy
  • Breathing problems
  • Broken bone
  • Bruising
  • Can’t Hear
  • Collapse
  • Constipation – can’t poop
  • Coughing – has been going on a while
  • Cyanosis
  • Deafness
  • Dehydration
  • Depressed
  • Diarrhea – has been going on a while
  • Diarrhea – with recent onset
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Discharge near penis
  • Distended abdomen/big belly
  • Draining wound
  • Drinking a lot of water
  • Drinking and urinating a lot
  • Drooling a lot
  • Dull/lethargic
  • Dyschezia
  • Ear discharge
  • Ear flap swollen
  • Ear scratching
  • Eating a lot (increased appetite)
  • Eating stool
  • Eye bulging
  • Eye – cloudy
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye pain (often associated with squinting or being light sensitive)
  • Eye is red
  • Eye sunken in
  • Eye tearing
  • Eye trauma
  • Eyes – pupils two different sizes
  • Facial swelling
  • Fainting
  • Fainting episode
  • Farting
  • Fat
  • Fever
  • Flatulence
  • Fluid in belly
  • Fracture
  • Gas
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hair growth – lack of
  • Hair loss
  • Head tilt
  • Hearing loss
  • Icterus
  • Itching
  • Jaundice
  • Joint swelling or pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Lameness
  • Lesion – on skin
  • Lethargy
  • Less active
  • Licking of genital area
  • Limping
  • Losing weight
  • Loss of hair
  • Loss of vision
  • Low red blood cells (anemia)
  • Malabsorption
  • Mammary gland swelling
  • Nasal discharge and sneezing
  • Neck pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Not drinking
  • Not eating
  • Not producing urine
  • Not urinating
  • Obesity
  • Ocular discharge
  • Ocular pain
  • Ocular trauma
  • Peeing – see “Urinating”
  • Pain
  • Pain – neck or back
  • Panting
  • Penis discharge
  • Pollakiuria
  • Polydipsia/Polyurea
  • Polyphagia
  • Preputial discharge
  • Prostate – large
  • Prostatomegaly
  • Protein in the urine
  • Proteinuria
  • Ptyalism
  • Pupils two different sizes
  • Puking – see “Vomiting”
  • Red eye
  • Regurgitation
  • Respiratory noise
  • Runny eyes
  • Runny poop – also see “Diarrhea”
  • Runny poop with bright red blood
  • Runny poop with dark tarry look
  • Scooting
  • Scratching
  • Seizure
  • Shaking
  • Skin discharge
  • Skin growth, lump or swelling
  • Skin is yellow
  • Skin lesion or sore
  • Skin odor
  • Skin swelling
  • Slowing down
  • Sneezing and nasal discharge
  • Spleen hemorrhage
  • Straining to defecate
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Swelling of face
  • Swollen face
  • Syncope
  • Tarry diarrhea
  • Temperature – high
  • Tearing/wet under eye
  • Throwing up undigested food
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble urinating
  • Unequal pupil sizes
  • Urinating and drinking a lot
  • Urinating – trouble trying to go
  • Urinating frequently
  • Urinating in house
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urine with blood
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vision loss
  • Vomit with blood
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Vomiting – chronic
  • Vomiting – has been going on a while (chronic)
  • Vomiting – new onset
  • Weight loss
  • Wound – open
  • We hope this helps you identify and learn about symptoms your dog may be having.