Dogs and cats are very good at hiding pain from us and don’t necessarily cry or whine to tell us they’re experiencing discomfort, instead of making subtle changes in their behavior. This is especially true if they have chronic pain.
Signs of pain in dogs and cats include:
- acting less social or “grumpiness”
- decreased willingness to walk. play or jump onto furniture or into the car
- fearful behavior
- decreased appetite
- panting excessively
- nibbling or licking parts of the body
Injuries, joint disorders, obesity, and aging are a few examples of conditions that can be accompanied by significant pain. The Corner Vet can help diagnose and manage your pet’s pain and improve his or her quality of life with a variety of treatments.