Keeping your furbaby happy and healthy is every pawrent’s biggest responsibility when it comes to pet ownership, and there’s no better feeling than knowing that your pet is in the pink of health!
With that, here are some signs for you to take note in case you want to know whether they’re jumping for joy!
Sign 1: They roll on their backs
To garner love and affection from you, happy dogs will roll on their back and expose their belly to you. Not only does this mean that they absolutely adore you, it also means that they trust you enough to make themselves vulnerable in front of you!
Sign 2: They will initiate physical contact
When dogs are happy, they will initiate more physical contact such as coming to you for rubs and pets or pawing at you. This is their way of expressing their happiness and their desire to be with you!
Sometimes, your dog might not want to be touched. This could be due to a multitude of reasons so be sure to do your research if that ever happens!
Sign 3: Zoomies!
Zoomies are short bursts of energy that dogs just can’t control! If you’re dog is in the pink of health or are extremely happy, you can often see them doing zoomies up and down your hallway, or at the parks when you bring them.
Over time though, your dog will grow out of zoomies, so make sure to capture the moments they do so you can treasure them next time!
Sign 4: LOTS and lots of sleep!
On average, a happy and healthy dog sleeps for around 16 hours a DAY! So if you notice your dog sleeping a lot, don’t worry it’s perfectly normal. If your dog is older or is a senior dog, they could require even more sleep too!
However, if you notice that your dogs sleeping pattern is distorted, or if they’re lethargic or unable to eat after their sleep time, then it might be time to start paying more attention to it. While it might not be severe, taking note of your pups sleep routine helps to make sure you nip any possible problems in the bud.
Sign 5: Soft eyes
Their eyes will tell! When a dog has eyes that are soft and relaxed, and a body that isn’t tense, it means that they’re in a state of calmness and happiness. They also tend to blink often!
Look out for “whale eyes”, which is when the whites of a dog’s eyes can be seen, or if their body seems tense or on edge. If they show signs of whale eyes or are tense, it means that they could possibly be worried or stressed.
* This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Pawjourr. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.