Slow Development

The general development of the pet is slower than usual. Slow development in larger breeds of dogs is quite normal. However, when it occurs in small breed dogs or cats, it may be a sign of various care or health issues. There are many things that can cause slow development in pets including lack of stimulation, poor nutrition/improper diet and intestinal parasites (worms). However, other things that can contribute to slow development in dogs and cats are neglect and various illnesses.

Slow Development


Slow development may be due to malnutrition, lack of stimulation, or intestinal parasites.


Slow development is more normal in larger breeds.


Take your pet to the veterinarian. Make sure your puppy or kitten is socializing with other puppies/kittens, interacts with your family, feels loved, gets exercise, and has a healthy and filling diet. Bring your pet to the veterinarian for regular check ups and take preventative measures such as flea and heartworm vaccinations.

Slow Development Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Similar Symptoms

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Because your pet's health is important to us.

Get a Quote!

Get A FREE, No Obligation Pet Health Insurance Quote within 5 Minutes