Our pets can’t verbally tell us what’s wrong with them or what hurts but they do tell us in other ways. The most common ways they tell us is through abnormal behavior and performance issues. Perhaps your dog is shaking her head a lot and gets chronic ear infections. Maybe she has a head tilt and isn’t chewing her toys like she used to. Maybe your horse is trying to buck you off or you’re sliding to one side while riding. Or they’re not turning into the barrels the same way. Maybe your Rottweiler isn’t jumping on the couch like he used to and is guarding his back leg when you try to pet him. These are some examples of how a change in behavior and performance, however subtle, are the first clues that something is wrong.