Sick or Well: How Can You Tell?

Similar to people, animals also have signs to let us know when they’re under the weather. Can you recognize them?

When we’re sick, our body and mood have ways of showing us and people around us that we aren’t well. Animals do this too. In this activity, kids observe and examine their pets for symptoms of illness. Most likely they are healthy, but have fun examining your pet.

This activity works best with a cat or a dog – but if you don’t have pet, you can get creative by using a stuffed animal or by walking a friend through the steps and symptoms as they examine their pet.

This is the third in a four-part educational series about preventing and treating illness in animals. View all activities at 4-H Veterinary Science: Stopping Sickness.

Grades 6-8
60 min
Animal ScienceSTEM