When you’re looking for pain in your dog, a lot of times you think about when they’re moving, whether they’re running, trying to sit or trying to get up. But you can also see signs of pain when they’re standing still.
Here are the Top 3 signs to look for in your dog:
- If your dog is starting to hold its head lower than normal, not raising it as usual or having trouble turning to the right or to the left, that’s another sign of pain usually in the neck or shoulder area.
- When you touch your dog on her lower back and there is twitching, most likely what you’re seeing is some level of pain or discomfort your dog is experiencing in the lower back area.
- Another indication your dog may be suffering from joint pain, is if you gently lift up your dog’s hind legs and they lean away fairly quickly, that typically means there’s some pain in the joints, either in knees or hips.
Massage is a useful treatment in looking for signs such as lumps or bumps and whether your dog is in some form of pain. It’s important to do this every day to learn your pet’s normals. You can uncover certain pain areas in your pet, which can be helpful in letting a condition manifest to a more serious arthritic issue.