You spend enough time with your pet to be able to read their emotions. Among other things, you get that your pet is happy when you play with them, and that they’re excited when it’s time to eat. But sometimes it can be hard to know why they’re feeling a certain way—especially when it seems out of character for them.
Having your pet act in a way that’s not normal can actually be a sign that something is off with their health, Brian Zanghi, PhD, senior researcher and nutritionist at Purina, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
“Bottom line: Listen to your gut,” Zanghi says. “If you feel something is off with your pet, you might be onto something.”