subtle signs of pain in your dog
No owner wants to belive their dog might be in pain, but they will show you subtle signs.
If you feel your dog is exhibiting any of these physical or behavioural changes, please get in touch.
They seem a little unsteady on their feet or have started taking bunny hopping steps.
They’ve started to walk more stiffly, and their movement is less fluid than it used to be.
They groan when lying down, and seem slower to get going after sleeping or rest.
They hesitate or reposition themselves before attempting to jump up.
You’ve noticed they sleep more or seem antisocial, less tolerant or grumpier than before.
Once you know what to look for, there are many positive changes you can make to improve your dogs quality of life. Book a discovery call, at a time to suit you and let’s talk about how you can make positive changes to improve your dog’s happiness.
Advice on simple home and environmental adaptations, enrichment and lifestyle advice along with therapeutic functional exercise plans are all part of your dog’s treatment.
By treating secondary or compensatory issues, myotherapy and clinical canine massage can become part of a highly effective management programme for supporting a wide range of conditions and muscular issues.
Treatment can help with the following . . .
> Patella subluxation
> Hip and elbow dysplasia
> Repetitive strain injuries
> Behavioural issues in relation to pain
> Chronic postural and loading issues
> Damaged or injured muscle and soft tissue
> Recovery after surgery, trauma or injury
> The development of healthy scar tissue
> Intermittent or consistent lameness
> Enhancing performance in working and sporting dogs
> The maintenance of good muscle health
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Most dogs will still wag their tails . . .
A dog in chronic pain is unlikely to cry out or vocalise their discomfort, they just learn to cope the best way they can and the signs are far more likely to be observed rather than heard.
We need to be our dog’s advocates, to speak for them and seek the help and support they need before it affects their quality of life.