Many dogs will experience some degree of pain in their lifetime. While some dogs tend to be more stoic about it, other dogs are more expressive when any kind of discomfort is present. Are you able to tell if your dog is in pain?....and if so, what do you do about it?
Signs that a dog is in pain include:
If your dog is showing any signs of pain, it is very important to have them evaluated by a veterinarian.
If your vet determines that your dog is experiencing musculoskeletal pain, there are a few things you can do give them some comfort.
Chiropractic and other body alignment techniques can aid in reducing your dog's musculoskeletal pain by aligning their spines and improving neurological communication. Be sure to do your research when choosing a practitioner for your dog and find someone who is fully qualified. When done correctly adjustments can aid in reducing symptoms due to intervertebral disc disease, arthritis, muscle spasms, neck and back pain, leg weakness and more.
Remember to always have your dog seen by your veterinarian before trying any of these techniques and ask your vet if your dog is a candidate for soft tissue work.
Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.