Pet Joint Pain may be Linked to Aggressive Behavior

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Naturecast Pet Products issues a new advisory for pet owners about how pet joint pain can cause dogs to act aggressively and additionally offers tips so pet owners can identify pet joint pain.

Dogs that have sudden outbursts of aggression may actually be experiencing joint pain.

On November 11th, Naturecast Pet Products issued its new advisory for pet owners about how dog aggression may be linked to pet joint pain. Dogs that have never shown aggressive tendencies that have sudden outbursts of aggression may actually be experiencing joint pain. This has been substantiated in various studies. For instance, a study conducted at the Autonomous University of Barcelona during 2010 and 2011, published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, suggested that the most common circumstance involved in dog aggression is pain.

Pets may become aggressive despite not having previously shown signs of pain. Previous research also showed that dogs that were already aggressive tended to become even more aggressive. And, that dogs that had never been aggressive before the pain began tended to display the aggression when the owner was trying to control them.

There are signs that indicate that a pet is suffering from joint pain. He or she may get up slowly after sleeping, be reluctant to run or even walk, or have trouble hopping into the car. In the worst cases, he or she yelps when he/she is petted. According to researchers, other common signs that a dog may be in pain are excessive panting when at rest, increased restlessness, suddenly lethargy, and trembling.

Pet joint pain commonly occurs in older dogs and that certain breeds that are known for higher pain tolerance may even exhibit less outward signs of pain, so it’s recommended to be acutely aware to any changes in behavior.

Naturecast’s Pet Products offers a solution for pets in pain with the Rejoinenator, a natural joint pain supplement with dog and cat formulas. To learn more about Naturecast Pet Products and the Rejointenator, go to

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