Identifying pain in an animal can be difficult depending on its type. Except during sharp or acute pain where the dog complains, chronic pain is silent in the elderly dog.

However, certain signs should alert you and prompt a consultation with your veterinarian. Lameness, abnormal and repetitive movements, a change in behaviour (he isolates himself or comes to seek comfort from you) or even loses his appetite, frequently indicate a state of suffering.

Pain can also lead to irritability and aggression during acute pain. The dog may tremble, bite the affected area, not move, or struggle. Most do not let themselves be touched and therefore appear aggressive.

Medicines that can reduce pain (on prescription from your veterinarian) are effective and can improve most of your pet's suffering.For the majority of owners, these signs are often associated with the old age of the animal because they look very similar and they do not pay enough attention. A young dog can suffer, but an old dog, statically suffer more.

Provide all the comfort and affection to your pet as they require all the support for their well being.