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moaning at night

My yellow lab is 13 and for the last week and a half she will moan while laying down especially in the early morning it wakes me up and I'm pretty sure its not just her dreaming. Any thoughts?
Type of Animal
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dog
Age of Animal
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13
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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yellow lab
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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August 24, 2012
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If her vocalization is a new behavior then there is a good chance it is an expression of discomfort. Many larger breed dogs develop joint arthritis and it can be difficult for them to get comfortable.
Your veterinarian will need to see her to assess her level of comfort and determine where the pain is cming from. Arthritis can be partially reversed with dietary changes or supplements and for the more severe cases, pain medication will be prescribed.
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