Warning signs your dog may exhibit

Signs that your dog has back pain can be very subtle and hard to notice.
Things to look out for…

An arched or domed shaped back or ‘hunched’ stance

General stiffness


Hypersensitivity or spasm when the back is stroked or groomed

Lethargy, reluctance to exercise


Pain on palpation of the spine or neck

Reluctance to turn the head

Persistent licking at one site on the limbs

Behavioural problems