Signs And Symptoms Of Joint Pain In Dogs
Joint pain in dogs is one of the most common issues treated in veterinary clinics. In some animals, even at a young age, this affliction can rear its ugly head. It can be difficult to spot symptoms and signs of joint pain, however. Dogs tend to hide the fact they are in pain. It is instinctive and a self-preservation trait.
It's important that you know what to look for as the loving parent of a fur baby. To help you in your endeavor, we are going to introduce you to a handful of signs and symptoms to alert you to the fact that joint pain, hip pain, and more are affecting your canine companion.
Later, we'd like to introduce you to an amazing formula – our Premium Hip and Joint Care product – that may help ease both your pet’s suffering and yours. First things first, however… Signs and symptoms of joint pain.
Biting, Chewing, or Licking
When you are in pain, you tend to hold, rub, or touch the affected area. The same happens with your dog. If you find them biting their leg, constantly licking their paw, etc., this could be a sign of discomfort possibly affecting their joints. In response to the fact that they're being bothered by pain, the dog will draw attention to the area.
Depression And/Or Loss of Appetite
When you don't feel well, do you feel like eating? Probably not. The same can be said for your dog. In pets with joint pain, behavioral changes abound. This can include depression, loss of appetite, and other behaviors associated with inactivity. They may seem overcome with despair rather than their usual, playful selves.
Aggression and Irritability
Your dog's overall mood may be affected by joint pain. If the sensitive areas are touched, they may even try to bite you. This is due to pain stimulation; it is a direct response. The aggression is not particularly meant for you.
Much as with humans, if pain is present when trying to sleep, a lack of good sleep occurs. This can leave both humans and dogs extremely tired and listless. Most of the day is spent sleeping or resting when dogs experience joint pain. They may gain weight due to this lethargy, walks may grow shorter, and the resulting weight gain can increase joint pressure.
Your dog’s spine can be affected by joint inflammation. This can cause increased frailness in their hind legs, a hunched back, or a sore neck. When your dog is walking, spinal problems can also result in a stance that seems unnatural.
If a dog is limping, it may be because they are having a problem moving their joints. After a period of rest, when your dog first rises, this may be more evident. Once they’ve gotten the hang of moving around a bit, it may fade slightly.
Is Your Pet Reluctant To Move?
A noticeable decrease in activity could be a sign that your dog has developed, or is developing, joint problems. They are less likely to jump in the car, leap onto the couch, climb down or upstairs, etc.
How to Help Your Dog with Joint Pain
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