What does it mean when a dog cries? When we’re talking about a whimper or whine, the canine “cry” can mean one of a million things. As with barking, dogs who whimper or whine are trying to communicate. Excitement, anxiety, frustration, pain, attention seeking, and resource solicitation are all common reasons dogs whine at their people.
Should I be worried if my dog is crying? Dogs often whine in response to pain or a painful condition. If you notice that your dog vocalizes frequently or has suddenly started to vocalize, it’s important to take her to the vet to rule out medical causes.
Do dogs cry if sad? No. While canines express needs and wants vocally, there is no scientific evidence proving that dogs, or any other animals, in fact, actually produce tears as a response to what they’re feeling. We seem to be the only species capable of breaking into emotional tears.
What noise does a dog make when crying? Most often the dog crying sound is an exaggerated whine or whimper.