Reasons to Seek Treatment for Your Dog

Most owners will recognise when their dog is in pain or uncomfortable. However, if in doubt, below are some potential reasons to seek treatment for your dog:

• Crying out/yelping for no apparent reason
• Crying out/yelping when jumping up/moving around
• Reluctance to exercise
• Reluctance to climb stairs/jump
• Stiffness or pain after exercise
• Uncharacteristic mood changes, eg lethargy or aggression
• Sensitivity on stroking/grooming
• Repetitive requests for back to be rubbed
• Breaking down stays/sit
• Uneven/unlevel gait
• Lameness, where alternative causes have been ruled out
• Rehabilitation after acute trauma or illness/operation