7 Common Indications That Your Dog Is Actually In Pain

Restlessness, aggressiveness, and withdrawal should be monitored. In pain dogs may be angry or shun people.

1 Behavioural Changes

 Your dog's sudden aversion to eating may indicate pain. Pain typically impairs appetite.

2 Appetite Decline

 Check for limping, stiffness, or trouble getting up, sitting down, or ascending stairs. These may suggest arthritis, injury, or joint pain.

3 Poor Mobility

 Dogs may lick, bite, or chew a painful spot excessively. This behaviour can cause hair loss, redness, and blisters.

4 Grooming Too Much

 Whining, crying, or wailing without explanation may indicate distress. Jumping or climbing stairs may also make certain dogs more noisy.

5 Vocalisation changes

Note sleeping changes. To relieve pain, dogs may sleep more or have trouble finding a comfortable position.

6 Changing Sleep Patterns

Notice whether your dog hunches, guards a body part, or becomes rigid. All of these may indicate pain.

7 Changes in posture

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