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September is Pain 
Awareness Month

The first step to identifying pain is knowing what to look for. Have you noticed that your dog’s bark or cat’s meow sounds different? Has your dog, cat, or ferret’s personality changed or do they seem irritable? Have you noticed changes in their facial expressions or mobility? Pain can be caused by a number of underlying conditions including osteoarthritis, bone disease, infection, cancer, dental issues, allergies, post-surgical pain, liver or kidney disease, gastrointestinal issues, and more. Learn more about the signs of pain. If you think your pet is in pain, contact us today.

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Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive, drug-free treatment tool that is useful for treating a variety of conditions on a variety of pets.
Laser therapy is used to accelerate healing, decrease swelling, and manage pain. Contact us
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Common Signs of Pain

The first step to identifying pain is knowing what to look for. Here are common signs of pain that dog and cat owners can look for.

Dogs

Signs

Is your dog making different sounds?

 

  • Whimpering, whining

  • Yelping, howling

  • Grunting, groaning

 

Has your dog’s personality changed?

 

  • Decreased socializing

  • Appetite suppression

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Accidents in the house

 

Does your dog seem irritable?

 

  • Biting, licking, or scratching at a part of its body

 

Are you noticing changes in your dog’s facial expressions?

 

  • Grimacing

  • Glazed eyes

  • Dilated pupils

  • Dropped ears

  • Increased panting when at rest

 

Are you seeing changes in your dog’s mobility?

 

  • Difficulty getting up

  • Reluctant to move

  • Restlessness

  • Get up, lie down, and repeat

  • Circling

  • Trembling or seeking more attention

 

Has your dog’s coat changed?

 

  • Looking dull, lacking shine

  • Tufts of hair standing in certain areas

 

Is your dog protecting itself?

 

  • Limping

  • Not putting weight on a limb

  • Resisting being picked up

  • Hiding

  • Hunched posture

 

Is your dog acting out?

 

  • Increased aggression

  • Growling or biting

  • Pinned back ears

  • Acting out of character

Cats

 

Signs 

Is your cat vocalizing?

 

  • Frequent meowing

  • Hissing

  • Purring

  • Growling

 

Has your cat’s personality changed?

 

  • Decreased socializing

  • Appetite suppression

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Frequent urination

  • Not using the litter box

  • Sleeping more than usual

 

Does your cat seem irritable?

 

  • Biting, licking, or scratching at a part of its body

 

Are you noticing changes in your cat’s facial expressions?

 

  • Grimacing

  • Glazed eyes

  • Dilated pupils

  • Flattened ears

  • Panting when at rest

 

Are you seeing changes in mobility?

 

  • Difficulty getting up

  • Reluctant to move

  • Restlessness

  • Get up, lie down, and repeat

  • They can’t leap as high as they used to

  • Trembling or seeking more attention

  • Avoiding being petted or held

  • Hiding more than usual

 

Let’s Treat Your Pet’s Pain Together. Contact us today!

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