Many people have dogs as pets and care for them as much as possible. Even with a lot of care, these animals become sick at some point of time in their life. The common problem that occurs in many dogs as they get old is that they suffer from strokes. For people who have seen a human suffering from stroke, they might think that dogs too will have a similar kind of symptom. They expect the dog to have paralysis of the part of the body, but in dogs these symptoms do not occur. How can I tell if my dog had a stroke is a common question among dog lovers who have a sick dog on their hands.
There are a few simple signs that can be identified very easily if the dog lover notices for them in their dog. It needs adequate care and the person should notice very closely to identify the changes that can point to a stroke in your dog. It is very important to identify the presence of stroke early in the dog so that adequate care and also treatment can be given to the dog to recover and become normal again.
A dog with stroke will have some of the following signs which can help you to identify that it has suffered a stroke. The dog will turn to the opposite side when you try to call it. The dog will in fact ignore one side which is a sure sign that the dog has suffered a stroke. The dog will even eat only from one side of its bowl.
Some dogs that have suffered a stroke can also have associated blindness and can bump into various objects in its path. The dog may also have decreased control of its bladder and bowel. This is another sign that the dog has suffered a stroke. There are also some other signs to identify the dog with stroke, but those signs are more difficult than the ones mentioned here.
Though there are so many signs with which a person can identify the stroke that is present in a dog, it would be better to take the dog to a vet as soon as you identify that the dog is having some problem. This will help to identify the problem with the dog and also will be able to treat the dog early and appropriately so that the dog will recover early.