Pain Management

Managing Your Pet’s Pain

Do you know how to tell if your pet is in pain? Sometimes, they will let us know with physical signs, but pets generally do not outwardly express pain the same way humans do. This can make it difficult for pet owners to realize or detect.

Pain can have many different effects on a patient, from physical limitations to behavioral and emotional issues. There are many factors to consider when fully evaluating a patient’s pain level and how to appropriately treat them. Whether it be a dental issue that is causing them to be depressed and reluctant to play, eat or socialize, or chronic arthritic issues, our team is fully trained to visually and physically assess your pet’s pain level and is dedicated to coming up with the best plan to alleviate these issues.


Symptoms of pain:

  • Panting
  • Restlessness
  • Crying or whining
  • Limping or favoring a leg
  • Lack of appetite
  • Hiding or less social
  • Change in overall demeanor
  • Reluctant to play
  • Cowering or hunched back
  • Uncharacteristic Aggression

If your pet is exhibiting any of the above behaviors and you think they may be in pain, schedule a visit with one of our veterinarians. We can help identify what is wrong and get your pet on the right track to comfort and good health.

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