Why Do Dogs Groan When They Lie Down?

Until we have the technology to accurately and intelligibly translate dog language, we can only depend on knowledge and experience of our own dogs, complemented with whatever research can tell us. Unless a normally quiet dog begins vocalizing out of nowhere, there’s likely little reason to panic. Both situation and context matter.

Is the groaning beast in question a puppy, a healthy dog in his prime, or an aging senior? Does the dog groan when he lies down to rest? When he gets …

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