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Small Pet Not Eating

Small pet not eating? This can be a sign that your pet may be suffering from a serious illness. Though it does not necessarily mean the worst, it is advisable to keep a close eye on your pet if he begins exhibiting a loss of appetite. When you have a small pet not eating, it is, at the very least, a clue that you must not ignore that something unusual is going on with your animal.

Small pets should eat and drink something at least every eight hours. Therefore, if you have a small pet not eating, it should alert you right away to a potential problem. It could be nothing more than a strange mood on your animal's part, but if this is the case, then your pet should resume eating again within a twenty-four hour period. If your small pet not eating issues extend beyond that point, then you should eliminate any minor possibilities to explain away his behavior, and begin examining him closely for any other signs of ill health. Other signs of ill health may include lethargy, crying, runny nose, sudden weight loss or gain, swollen joints, and bleeding. Though this is not an exhaustive list of possible ailments, it does hit on the major symptoms that your small pet may exhibit should he become sick. If your pet suffers a loss of appetite due to an injury, then there will probably be some more noticeable symptoms, such as hobbling, lameness, or extreme sensitivity when touched.

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