Not every pet in pain displays every sign listed below, but the changes listed could be an indicator of pain that should not be ignored.

Early treatment by your veterinarian can help improve your pet’s mobility and quality of life.

Change in mobility:

  • Difficulty getting up and down
  • Slower on walks
  • Not getting onto furniture or into car
  • Limping
  • Stiff movements
  • Inability to get into litter box
  • Guarding own body
Change in Daily habits:
  • Overall, less active
  • Decreased grooming
  • Withdrawal from social interactions
  • Change in appetite
  • Loss of house training
  • Grunting with movements
  • Whining
  • Groaning
  • Growling
Facial Expressions:
  • Panting
  • Ears Pinned Back
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Glazed Look
Changes in Posture:
  • Arched back
  • Tilted Pelvis
  • Slipping on the floor
  • Shifting weight from side to side (leg to leg)
  • Standing & unable to find a comfortable spot to sit or lay down