We understand that it can be difficult knowing whether your dog is in pain or discomfort. Your dog isn’t able to tell you what they are feeling or how they have come to be in pain, unlike humans, who can communicate verbally and explain the situation.
There can be many reasons why your dog is experiencing pain or discomfort; they may have injured themselves while out on a walk; be recovering from recent surgery, or they may have an underlining condition which is prompting the discomfort. Some dogs may also show signs of a more physical injury, which can include an open wound, which will be more obvious to see.
Signs your Dog is in Pain
When you are familiar with your dog’s normal behaviour it can be easier to recognise when they are behaving differently from their usual selves. To help you to identify whether your dog is in pain, follow our advice on how to recognise the signs and symptoms.
How can I manage my dog’s pain?
If your dog is experiencing any of the symptoms discussed, it can be daunting and upsetting for you as a pet owner. Whether you are concerned about your dog’s severe discomfort requiring emergency treatment, or you have noticed a series of changes over a period of time, please contact your local Animal Trust surgery.
One of our friendly and experienced vets will happily examine them. Our consultations are always free, requiring you to pay for only the medication or treatment your pet needs. Not only will this give you peace of mind, but it will help ensure your dog will live a full and pain-free life.