As a dog owner, the safety and wellbeing of your pet is a top priority. But of course, dogs and humans don’t share the same language – so it can be difficult to tell when your dog is in pain.
Some of the signs a dog is in pain are easy to spot, such as limping or a visible wound. But other signs of pain may be more difficult to identify.
In this post, we’ll take a look at 7 of the most common warning signs a dog is in pain. Keep an eye out for these to make sure your buddy doesn’t suffer in silence.
1. Constant Grooming
It’s normal for dogs to groom themselves, but if the behavior becomes compulsive and excessive it could be a sign of pain. Pay particular attention if your dog starts to obsessively lick a localized area of his body. Dogs will often lick where it hurts, even if the pain is internal. If your dog starts grooming excessively – especially if he’s paying close attention to one area of his body – it’s a good idea to take him to the veterinarian for a checkup on hot spots.