DOGS can’t tell their owners when they are pain, but there are visible signs. A drastic change in ones dog’s behaviour, outside of external change influences, could be an indication of pain or injury. Signs of acute injury can include growling, biting, wincing or avoidance of physical contact in a usually friendly and social dog.
Other signs include excessive irritableness, restlessness or the need for constant attention, more than usual.
A dog that is usually rambunctious that becomes averse to run and play may be in pain.
Loss of appetite, sleepiness, trembling or standing with back arched is another.
If in doubt contact the vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment.