How Do I Monitor My Pet’s Energy Levels Each Day? Let’s Discuss!
Your pet’s energy levels can be an impressive indicator of how they are feeling each day. Our team at Vetted knows just how important this trait is when it comes to monitoring your pet’s health, which is why we want to make sure you know everything there is to know!
In order to take notice when your pet’s energy levels are low, you will first need to understand what is normal for our little ones! To make the most of the information we discuss below, we suggest that you download the Vetted app, input your pet's basic information, and take a look at our weekly check in feature!
To help you complete your weekly pet health check in with ease, let’s discuss the most effective ways to monitor your pet’s energy levels below.
Why Should We Pay Attention To Our Pet’s Energy Levels?
Have you ever noticed that when you are developing an illness, you often feel a bit tired and sluggish as a result? You may not be interested in doing much else aside from resting, and our pets can experience this same effect as well.
There are a long list of underlying health conditions that can make our pets feel much more tired than usual, which is why it is so important to keep an eye on their weekly energy levels. By making note of your pet’s change in energy on their weekly check in, you can potentially spot any developing illness as it forms.
Sometimes a drop in energy is the only symptom pet parents notice when their pet’s health declines, so spotting this change in demeanor can allow you to seek veterinary care from the moment their illness begins. The sooner you catch on to your pet’s behavioral changes, the sooner you can seek guidance from your pet’s veterinary team.
Our team at Vetted is always here for you if you have any concerns about your pet’s health, which is why we have a 24/7 pet health chat that Vetted members can access at any time! We always have a team of skilled veterinary professionals on standby to help you and your little one from the comfort of your home.
How To Monitor Your Pet’s Energy Levels
As we mentioned above, the best way to detect any changes in your pet’s energy levels is by being familiar with what is normal for your little one. This can help you easily spot any changes in their behavior, and take note of it in your weekly check in.
To make sure you know how to track any changes in your pet’s energy levels, let’s list a few questions you can ask yourself to examine the baseline for your pet’s daily energy.
- Is your pet excited to see you when they wake up in the morning or when you get home from being away? There is no right or wrong response, but establishing a baseline is what’s important!
- How often does your pet nap throughout the day? By taking note of this, you can catch on if they begin to sleep more than usual.
- Does your pet eagerly come to you when they are called? Not all pets do, but we just want to figure out what is normal for your little one.
- When your pet does engage in any type of exercise, how long does it typically take for them to get tired? Once you know this about your pet, you can easily notice if they seem more winded than usual.
- Does your pet have a favorite toy, game, or activity that they always engage in? If so, make sure to remember their standard reaction to these activities so you can spot any changes.
- Does your pet seem to follow you around your home like a shadow? By knowing this about your pet, you can take notice if your pet begins to suddenly keep to themselves.
While these are some of the main baselines you should establish when it comes to your pet’s energy, there are many other unique personality traits and quirks you can monitor in your little one as well. Knowing our little ones through and through is the most effective way to catch on to any health changes from the start.
What If Something Doesn’t Seem Right?
If you do notice any changes in your pet’s standard activity levels, you may wonder what the next step should be. Due to the fact that changes in energy level and lethargy are some of the most common symptoms of underlying illness in pets, we always suggest seeking some form of veterinary guidance.
The first option is of course reaching out to your little one’s veterinarian and speaking with them about their shift in energy. Your vet knows your pet and their medical history, so they can likely offer you guidance on whether or not they should be seen for an exam.
The next option involves reaching out to our veterinary team on the Vetted pet health chat. You can share your current concerns and the symptoms your pet is experiencing, and we can offer you skilled guidance on what these symptoms could mean and what we suggest doing next. Our pet health chat is available 24/7 for your peace of mind.
Your little one’s energy levels can offer you insight into their current state of health. Our team at Vetted wants you to be as informed as possible when it comes to your pet’s care, so we encourage you to review the questions above and keep them in mind when you are doing your pet’s weekly health check in on the app!