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Bloody urine is red, pink, or brown-tinged. This symptom is uncommon in dogs, but indicates potentially serious underlying diseases.
The Vetster Editorial Team
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Paralysis is the lack of ability to voluntarily move one or more parts of the body. It may or may not be accompanied by loss of sensation.
Paralysis is the complete loss of the ability to move or feel a part of the body. It can affect any or all limbs of the body, the face, or the vocal cords. It may be acute or chronic.
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Itchy skin, or pruritus, is a common symptom of multiple conditions. Scratching, rubbing, licking, and chewing are the most common signs shown by itchy dogs.
Difficulty breathing (dyspnea) is always cause for concern, so any dog who suddenly exhibits this symptom needs emergency medical care.
Many conditions can cause dyspnea,
Collapse is the inability to maintain a normal, standing posture, and is a rare symptom in cats. Cat owners may see their cat suddenly fall or intentionally lie down, then be unable to stand up.
The sensation of itchiness (pruritus) in a cat can be caused by many things, most often fungal infections (ringworm), parasites (like fleas or mites), and allergies (to food, fleas, or airborne particles).
A seizure is an abrupt episode of uncontrollable muscle activity and is the physical manifestation of abnormal electrical discharges in the brain.
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Increased thirst, or polydipsia, is a common symptom of many conditions in dogs.
Pica is an uncommon, abnormal behavior where dogs will obsessively or habitually consume non-food items such as rocks,
Muscle swelling can be defined as any abnormal increase in size of muscle tissue.
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Coughing is a common symptom observed in dogs. It can be caused by a multitude of conditions. Some common causes of coughing include bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
Swollen toes (paw pads) are rare in cats, but may be a symptom of significant underlying disease
Pacing is rarely observed in cats. The primary conditions that cause pacing are often accompanied by other symptoms.
Difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia, is rarely observed in cats.
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