Joint pain is one of the most common issues I see in the dogs I treat in my veterinary clinic, and it can even emerge at a young age in some animals. But the signs of joint pain can be difficult to spot. So as a loving pet parent, it’s important to know what to look for. Here are 7 signs your furry little one may be suffering from joint pain.
1. Reluctance to Move
As dogs develop joint problems, they may show a noticeable decrease in activity. They’re less likely to climb up and down stairs, leap onto the couch or jump in the car.
If you dog has difficulty moving his joints, it may cause him to limp. The limp may be more apparent when your dog first rises after a period of rest, and fade a bit once he’s gotten the hang of moving about.