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Identifying if your dog is in pain

This posture is very common in dogs with mid back disk and joint irritations

Behaviours that might indicate your dog is uncomfortable include:

Postural changes

Loss of muscle

Unsettled at rest, including frequent changes in position and pacing

Constant licking


Increased sleep and withdrawal from favourite activities.


Weak hind end / difficulty rising

Most dogs do not whine in pain. If they are whining, typically, they are in a lot of pain!

Most pain can be reduced or eliminated with proper care. With training in animal acupuncture and having completed my advanced animal chiropractic education, I have many tools to help improve function and reduce pain.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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