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Pain aggression in dogs – Pet tip 257

Unfortunately the following two scenarios occur from time to time: You’re innocently petting your cat or dog when all of a sudden your pet bites you. The same reaction can happen when you pick up your cat or dog the way you always do, when all of a sudden it bites you. What is going on here? Your pet NEVER bites you, and now that you are trying to show it some love, it bites you. Has your pet gone mad? What might be going on here is pain induced aggression.

It seems so obvious after you bring your pet to a veterinarian to figure out what is going on, but it may be as simple as pain induced aggression. Pain induced aggression means that your pet has exhibited an aggressive behaviour because it is in pain. This is especially common in older pets that may be suffering from arthritis or perhaps one of their internal organs is bruised or diseased.

Owner:
Stephanie Hanchak
City:
Howell
Province, Country:
MI, United States
Type/Breed:
Samoyed
Date of Birth:
February 1992
Date of Death
November 2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
24
Weight:
70
Coat Colour:
White
Eye Colour:
Brown

Shadow...you were a great dog...


You always knew juat what I needed, and gosh were you patient with me.  I was only 9 years old when we brought home, this little ball of white fluff that followed me everywhere (thus your name)...I am still not quite sure we knew what we were getting into. 


We took you to obedience class, which they tell me you passed.  I am still not quite sure they informed you of that.  You could be stubborn at times.  I did manage to teach a few cool tricks that no other dog has ever been able to master. 


As we grew older, I had less time for you, I had boyfriends, dances, basketball & football games, and college but, you always had time for me. 


You grew into an old dog in front of my eyes, your once luxurious fur began to thin and your tail was almost hairless, but nobody could tell you should relax cause you were as senior.  You live for a good game of tuggy and never missed a treat tossed at you long after your joints, eyes and ears had begun to fail.  Thunderstorms started to frighten the fearless dog I knew, but still you were special to me.


It is funny that the most annoying things about you are what I miss most, your high pitched bark and terrible breath.


I am sorry I was not there the last time you closed your eyes, cause I know had it been the other way around you would have been there for me.  Hopefully, you waiting at Rainbow Bridge, youthful and pain free again, for me to take you with me acrossed the bridge to heaven.  You'll never be far from my thoughts!!!

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