Merck Manual

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Daily Health Check

Daily Health Check

Regardless of the destination, you should perform a daily health check on your pet when away from home. In unfamiliar surroundings, the pet’s appetite, energy level, and disposition may change. Signs of possible illness include any unusual discharges from the nose and eyes, excessive scratching or biting of any body part, abnormal urination or defecation, lack of appetite for longer than 24 hours, disorientation, or excessive water consumption. Your pet should be checked by a local veterinarian if you become concerned about any physical or behavioral changes or if you note anything out of the ordinary.