• Sep 15, 2015
  • by Ed Holden
Much like humans, dogs feel pain when they have infections, dental problems, arthritis or any kind of disease. Since they're unable to speak to us, it is part of your responsibility as a pet owner to know the signs that indicate when your dog is suffering from pain. If you notice any of these signs that they're in pain, it's important that you look into whether or not they need dog joint care.

  • Licking: If your dog is licking a part of its body excessively, check whether it has open wounds, broken toe nails or sore paw pads.
  • Panting: Many dogs who are feeling pain will pant excessively, and start to tremble. Pay close attention to when your dog is panting. If it happens at the middle of the night or during playtime, it may usually be because he or she is in pain.
  • Limping: The moment you spot your dog limping, that is a very clear sign that he or she is in pain. Most people dismiss arthritis pain as a normal symptom of old age, but there are plenty of ways to help dogs with arthritis and the signs should not just be easily ignored or brushed away.
  • Drooling: One of the best ways to know if your dog’s tummy is hurting is if it salivates excessively. That’s because excessive salivation is a good indication of nausea.

If you notice any of these signs that you're dog is in pain, it's important that you schedule a vet visit as soon as possible.