symptoms in dogs

Dog Symptoms and Kinesiology

Symptoms in Dogs

Kinesiology is Incredibly Useful for Feedback on Dogs

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two in my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

“This is a form of muscle testing which is very useful in checking various muscle groups for strengths and weaknesses, to help determine what the proper therapy is for a dog. Essentially, this is a muscle to organ to gland connection, to determine what the cause of illness is. By checking the resistance of the muscle when tested against various substances, we can see if this is empowering to the body or disempowering.

To test an animal, a surrogate holds the substance in his/her hand and places this hand on top of the dog’s body while being tested. With the surrogate’s other arm extended parallel to the ground, the therapist presses down on the arm to determine the strength of the muscle. The surrogate’s ability to hold that arm upward against the pressure determines the energy field. The energy flows from the dog through the surrogate and the weakness or strength will be visible in the surrogate’s body. There will be either a strong, normal or weak response and the therapist can then determine structural, chemical, emotional or energetic imbalances. Applied kinesiology can help the following dog symptoms:

• Ongoing back pain
• Confused animals
• Depressed animals
• Dogs with digestive problems
• Allergies in dogs
• Dog symptoms with chronic and acute fatigue
• Neck pain symptoms in dogs
• Nervous system disorders in dogs
• Nutritional imbalances
• Trauma from injuries
• Pain relief in dogs
• Mental, physical and emotional stress
• Incontinence
• Anxiety in dogs
• Phobia symptoms in dogs

Muscle testing is a system of obtaining feedback to determine…”

Go Ahead and Test Me

To read more about his amazing modality, check out my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Eight Dog Symptoms – A Possible Dog Headache

Dog Symptoms of a Headache Can be Easy to Recognize

Here is what to look for when you are questioning the symptoms in dogs and if it’s a dog headache

You may have asked yourself if your dog was ever suffering from a headache. Well it is a fact that dogs suffer from those head throbbing pains just like their human counterparts. Given that dogs have 20 times more olfactory receptors than we do, they can pick up scents we don’t even know exist, which could lead to allergies in dogs, nasal irritations and ultimately a headache.

Symptoms of dogs with a possible headache can display a variety of behaviours. Knowing what normal behaviour in our dog is will help when we encounter any of the signs. The following could indicate that your beloved dog has either a minor headache or a major head throb: Continue reading

25 Top Symptoms in Dogs

Here are the top 25 dog symptoms most people are concerned about

While there are more than hundreds of symptoms in dogs that can get us worried, these are the most common


  • Bad breath –  is doggie breath that is very stinky! When our dog’s breath really smells, there could be an underlying issue.We can mask it with breath fresheners, drops or brushing their teeth with scented toothpaste for dogs, but in the end there is a reason for the dog symptoms they are experiencing. Some of the reasons for the offensive breath could be gingivitis, periodontitis, abscessed teeth, lung disease or kidney disease, tumors in the mouth or something stuck in the mouth.
  • Panting  – is the dogs primary method of cooling itself. It can also be a result of fear, stress, pain and disease or overheating. It is important to watch how rapidly your dog is panting to address if it needs medical attention.
  • Diarrhea – can be chronic. These symptoms in dogs can lead to weight loss and  essential nutrients not being absorbed. When diarrhea persists for 3 or 4 days, it can be from bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, blockages or a host of other reasons. Check for mucus or blood in the stool and contact your veterinarian if your dogs diarrhea persists. Letting diarrhea go on can lead to death.
  • Coughing – in dogs is just like we do to remove an offending particle or obstruction in the throat. Coughs that last for a few weeks are more serious. This can be from bronchitis, heart-worm disease, lung tumors, kennel cough or heart failure among a number of other reasons. As always, if a cough persists consult with your veterinarian.
    Constipation – can cause your dog distress and pain. When the dog has difficulty passing stool it is usually dietary, environmental, or from drugs and medication. Sometimes it can be from neurological, endocrine or metabolic diseases. If a dog receives fiber in their food every day and regular exercise, they usually will have no problem with regular bowel movements.
  • Depression– can be from a variety of influences. If there has been a change in the household, a family pet deceased, an illness, a divorce, or a move, this can all lead to behavioral changes in your dog. Dogs are  very sensitive to their surroundings and will pick up on the energy of their owners and mirror back what they are projecting. Pain can be another reason for depression in dogs. Watch closely to the symptoms of dogs to find what  the underlying cause may be.
  • Vomiting – can be very minor or very serious.

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