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.
8/8/2019 05:53:25 pm
Hi if I wanted to do taping kinesiology would it be better to do massage first?
8/8/2019 06:22:26 pm
I would recommend it because our massage course goes into much depth in canine anatomy and soft tissue work can great enhance the effects of the tape as well. :-)
7/9/2020 05:14:15 am
Thanks for helping me learn about how to distinguish if a dog is in pain. I find it surprising to learn that if a dog starts to lose their appetite, it could be a sign that they're in pain. My friend decided to treat her beagle with expensive dog food yesterday, but he ended up ignoring it up until now. I should share this with her and suggest that she take her beagle to an animal hospital before his pain gets worse.
7/9/2020 07:31:36 am
7/17/2020 01:56:52 am
Thanks for helping me understand the common signs that a dog is in pain. My friend told me that her dog has stopped eating food for a day now, and he has also ignored her attempts to play with him. I had no idea that these are signs that he's in pain. I'll suggest that she bring her dog to a veterinary hospital for proper evaluation.
2/7/2021 12:52:51 pm
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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.