12 Totally Ignored Signs To Tell If A Dog Is In Pain (Pictures Included)
Number #4: Pay attention to your dog’s potty habits
Being aware of your dog’s normal bathroom habits can help you recognize many different problems. When a dog is in pain you may notice that it exhibits a different posture when it urinates or defecates.
For example, a male dog that normally lifts his leg to urinate might not. You may also see a change in how often your dog needs to do its business. Or, your dog may have accidents if it is painful for them to get to the area where they usually go.
Pain can also change the consistency of a dog’s stool, due to the related stress. It can also lead to constipation.