Exhaustion, tiring easily, sleeping more than normal or moving slower than normal. Fatigue in dogs and cats can have a wide variety of causes. The most common one is aging. If your pet shows a sudden sign of fatigue it is advised to consult a veterinarian, as it can be caused by for example an infection or trauma.
How to Recognize
Your pet will appear lethargic and tired, and may sleep more frequently. Your pet may show a decreased interest in activity, move slower, tire out more easily, or appear weak.
Causes of Fatigue
Fatigue can be the sign of an infection, such as Heartworms, parvovirus, distemper, or Kennel cough, or of a disease, such as Diabetes, heart disease, or liver disease.
Fatigue is a common sign of many illnesses/injuries. It is important to seek veterinary care if your pet appears fatigued.
Treatment for Fatigue
Medication can also cause fatigue in animals, so be wary of any medications prescribed to your pet if they are already feeling fatigued.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.