Be careful of these behaviours and postures of the Dog
As you become more accustomed to living with dogs, their behavior will help you understand what you mean. I think that it is often read from behavioral habits such as “I want water” and “I’m hungry”.
But when it comes to signs of pain, it’s pretty hard to read. They try to hide the signs of pain from their instincts.
Today we are talking about the signs that dogs show when they are in pain. If you see any of the following behaviors, watch your dog carefully, “What happened?”
Excessive, focused grooming
When your dog is constantly licking his body, he may be trying to relieve or heal the pain. Dogs try to lick, clean and care for injured areas, but this is not limited to visible injuries. If you have pain or discomfort in your body, you may also lick the surface in an attempt to clean and heal the area.
The trouble is more than just licking a wound or sick place. For example, if you have eye pain, you can lick your legs, which can rub your eyes. In any case, if you see excessive self-grooming, seek the help of a veterinarian.
Any dog will punting with huh, but a dog that puns hard without exercising in a normal environment can have some unpleasant symptoms or pain. On the other hand, if your breath is shallow and fast, you may be in pain when you breathe.
Excessive sleep, significant differences in water intake, loss of appetite
Dogs with pain often sleep longer than usual. Maybe you’re trying to relax, or maybe it’s hard to get up and work.
Loss of appetite and the amount of water you drink are common symptoms of pain and illness. When you have toothache, avoid foods that are especially dry or need to be chewed, or “chew” with chewing gum when there is nothing in your mouth. It will be like. Also, if you have physical pain such as joints, it may be painful to eat with tableware placed on the floor.
It’s not cold, but it’s trembling
Dogs can also quiver when it’s cold, frightened, or because of old age. However, shivering and shaking can also be a sign of pain. Shivering and shaking symptoms are common symptoms such as poisoning, pancreatitis, and kidney disease, and dogs that swallow large amounts of chocolate or xylitol often suffer from severe muscle tremors.
Dogs with pain tend to speak more often. When you start to move, when you try to get up from a lying position, or when you crouch down and you hear more voice than usual, think that something is happening and watch carefully. There are many ways to make a voice, including snorting sounds, squeaking, barking, barking, barking and screaming.
Also, if the dog, who usually lays down on the bed, keeps spinning around forever, or if he changes his posture and feels uncomfortable, he may be in a state of discomfort, urinating or urinating. I can think of it.
Constipation may also be a sign of pain. Dogs can also become constipated if the poop posture itself is painful or if it is difficult to move to the toilet (fixed location or out). If you have signs of pain in your back or hips, or if you hear a voice when you are in a poop position, you may have some pain or discomfort.
Dehydration is caused by insufficient fluid intake or significant loss of fluid due to illness or injury. Body fluids are made up of water and electrolytes, and when a dog becomes dehydrated, the concentration of electrolytes in the body fluids becomes imbalanced and the body does not function normally.
The most common symptom of dehydration is the loss of skin elasticity. You should suspect dehydration if your skin does not return (or takes a very long time) when you pinch it with your fingers and pull it lightly.
Another symptomatically is dry mouth. The gums lose their moisture and become dry and sticky. In addition, it will become thick. Try to press the gums, whether the place that became white returns to within 2 minutes to the color of the original gum also, it is said that one of the criteria.
Other than this, tired, slow / stationary, excessive punting, excessive drooling, depressive symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, rapid weight loss, fast pulse, weak pulse, eyes There are symptoms such as depression and falling.
Other behavioral and postural changes
Dogs with significant changes in behavior may be in pain. If a dog that has been good for a long time suddenly becomes barking or aggressive, suspect it may be a sign of pain. Instead of scolding or punishing you, ask for an examination at a veterinary clinic first.
- Avoid stairs and jumps
- Be indifferent to what you liked (walking, eating, contacting friends and cohabiting animals)
- Avoid play (do not chase the ball, do not pull)
- The back becomes a bow
- Sleeping is different than usual (for example, if a dog that usually sleeps curled up suddenly changes his sleep, he may have abdominal pain).
- Slow (especially when getting up)
- A strange bark that is different from usual
- Stay away from you / stick too much
- Suddenly become aggressive, barking
Early detection of pain allows treatment to begin before symptoms worsen. If you are in pain due to age as well as illness or injury, better care can help you maintain a comfortable life.
Don’t worry too much, but if you see something unusual, be more careful and watch over it.