No matter how badly you hope and pray for your dog to talk to you, he’ll never be able to! It’s a REAL bummer! Luckily we can learn about their body language and signs from animal experts.
Also read: Interpreting Your Doggy Dreams
Here’s how you can tell your dog is in pain:
- Changes in the way they walk
Limping, or hopping, or lifting up one paw is an indication they’re in pain.
- Energy levels
If your dog is acting tired, lethargic or abnormally lazy.
If your dog doesn’t eat, or isn’t interested in any of his favorite treats.
Bloodshot, dilated or constricted pupils and squinting frequently.
If you dog nips at you or acts aggressive toward you.
- Excessive panting
This can be a sign of stress.
- Abnormal posture
Pay attention to your pup and hope for the best!
If signs persist, take your dog to the vet immediately. Who wants a puppy in pain? Nobody!
It would be so nice if dogs could tell us what was going on inside their head — since they can’t, here’s a PSA from dogs to owners