Pain Symptoms

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Common Symptoms


  • Hunched back with backend raised and front end on the ground
  • Laying on their side


  • Howling
  • Groaning
  • Grunting
  • Whining
  • Whimpering
  • Yelping

Change in Habits

  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased sleeping
  • Less social
  • Urinating or defecating indoors

Activity Level

  • Acting restless
  • Not wanting to move
  • Trouble standing or laying
  • Pacing or circling
  • Wanting more affection
  • Trembling or shaking


  • Grooming more than usual
  • Not grooming themselves
  • Coat lacks shine


  • Unusually aggression to dogs and/or people
  • Ears pinned back
  • Showing teeth when being touched


  • Excessive licking or biting self
  • Scratching same body part over and over
  • Licking or biting they break skin

Facial Expression

  • Furrowing brow
  • Flattened ears
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Looks spacey


  • Protecting body part
  • Hiding, usually under a bed
  • Limps
  • Reluctance to be touched