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Old 11-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Over the years I've had a few moaners and groaners ... Faith is the only one of my current guys who moans and groans.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Just something to think about for all those with "groaners"

I've had groaners before so I thought it was cute when my current
dog was a groaner also. Then she injured her foot
and I noticed while she was on the anti-inflamatory meds she did not
groan. Makes sence. So, I waited until after her injury was well healed and gave her the anti-inflamatory med just to see if her groaning was the usual comfort groan when laying down or a pain groan. She did not groan when on the meds. I discussed this with my vet and after x-rays found she has what the vet called "mild" displaysia. The only symptom she was showing was a reluctance to sit for long, climbing strairs, jumping up on the bed etc was no problem for her. I started giving her Omega three fish oil and glucosamine, no pain meds. After about three weeks the groaning had stopped. It makes me wonder if my other dogs were groaning out of pleasure or if they may have had some pain also.

I don't recommend anyone give their dogs anti-inflamatory meds they don't need but if they happen to need them for something else then pay attention and see if the groaning stops.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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If you had asked me a few weeks ago I would have said no. But somewhere in the last few weeks my little girl has found her voice, and boy does she use it! She moans and groans for everything. When she lays down, when she plays, when a toy is stuck under a piece of furniture, when she gets rubs. She is always making so kind of noise! Its pretty cute though
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Heidi is a moaner, groaner, grumbler, and whiner. She's always complaining about something! For example, if I ask her to "shake" or "wave bye-bye" too many times in a row, she complains bitterly. She also chews us out sometimes. The one time we had her stay overnight at doggie daycare, we picked her up and she really read us the riot act! I like the fact that she wants to communicate with us so much, even though it's mainly to let us know that she's displeased about something!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Echo groans when she is trying to get us to move off of her couch so she can stretch out, and just about anytime we rub her ears.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Thor groans/talks in his sleep... cute during the day... not so much in the middle of the night.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #57 (permalink)
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My puppy is very mouthy!
He grunts and groans all the time! He growls when he plays with his toys, and he only barks if he's trying to get another dog to play with him.
I've been told that it's very common for German Shepherds to be like that. I don't mind it, I think it's adorable <3
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Fiona is 7 months old and very vocal. She even yawns loud when she is bored. A few months ago, I knew it was time to go to the vet when she was so quiet one morning. Sure enough ... Swollen tonsils.Is Your GSD A Groaner?-imageuploadedbypg-free1355372944.977303.jpg

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Yessssss!!!! Just earlier, I came home and had to use the bathroom before letting her out of her kennel, and she let out the most agitated groan! Like "no mom you can't have 30 seconds to yourself, let me OUT!" Hehe

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #60 (permalink)
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There are very few things I find "cute" at 2, 3 or 4 in the morning, but watching Kira pin herself to the back of the crate and moan about being pulled out for a potty break was one of them.

Using my Puppy Moan to English dictionary, I'm sure it's "For the love of God, let me sleep will ya?!"
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