Animals have a high chance of fighting off diseases and infections as compared to humans. Animals are less affected by some viruses like HIV which are pandemics to humans. The real reason why the immune system of animals is higher and steadier than of humans is not really known and different theories have been given by different people like lifestyle habits, nutritional value in foods and also stronger genes in animals because only the strongest an fittest of them survive A higher or stronger immune system does not mean that an animal cannot get sick However for caged or pet animals, one can notice this and take action to get the animals back to its feet and this is done by being taken to a veterinary officer or call one to come treat them.
A veterinary officer is a specialized doctor who deals with treatment and diagnosis and prevention of diseases in animals and also looks at how these animal diseases affect and relate to humans. It is a sub-field of medicine. A lot of people act late to save their animals health. A sick animal will most likely have the following symptoms. Breath can be one of the checkers that one looks at when determining the health of an animal. Like human characteristic, animals isolate themselves when sick. Animals also tend to loss weight when sick because their appetite changes with infections. A sick animal will also show by having a running nose, sneezing, panting even without exercise or running among other signs of diseases.
A lot of sudden abnormal and frequent scratching by animals is a sign of unhealthy animal.
Another sign of sickness could be a decrease in production for farm animals in products like milk, eggs, wool among others. Another sign that is very important and one that will indicate sickness in animals is the fact that an animal can have diarrhea and a change of color in their urine. Countering measures are more important than dealing with something when it already attacks. The following have been suggested as some of the way that will prevent animals from getting sick. Cleanliness is very important to each and every living species. The animals’ sleeping areas, food and water, play areas among other places should always be kept clean to keep away germs and other bacteria. A lot of animals suffer diseases and infections just because their bodies are not healthy enough to fight the diseases that come their way and therefore animals need proper diets. Animals like dogs especially are programmed to be psyched up and therefore should be engaged in exercise despite their age.