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Posted on 09-13-2017

Pain Management Advice from Our Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

If your pet's pain is more than just unpleasant; it is a sign that something is wrong. Therefore, when you get better at recognizing the signs of pain, you have a better chance of catching a serious problem before it becomes irreversible or even life-threatening. Learning the signs of pain is critical if you want to give your pet the longest, healthiest possible life.

Sad dog in pain.

If you do recognize signs of pain in your pet, then you can take them to the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to learn more about your pain management options. The doctor will diagnose your pet and help you make an in-depth, individualized and compassionate treatment plan to help with pain management and catch any issues that might be hidden beneath the pain.

Pain Symptoms in Dogs

There are many pain symptoms in dogs that you can look for, including difficulty moving, disinterest in playing, whining and whimpering, decreased appetite, aversion to touch, licking and scratching at one area on the body, trembling or shaking, even when lying down, aggression and unusual sleeping positions. If you notice any of these pain symptoms your dog, talk to your vet right away.

Cat Pain Symptoms Treated by Our Ferndale Vet

The pain symptoms in cats are similar. They may avoid strenuous movement, especially jumping, be less playful and more restless, whine, purr or hiss excessively, breathe abnormally, groom excessively, hide, avoid touch, sleep in unusual positions or exhibit uncharacteristic aggression. Their eyes may also change, be staring or squinting, with enlarged pupils or a vacant look. Any of these pain symptoms in cats warrants an immediate trip to the vet.

Get Help Recognizing and Assessing Pain in Pets at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

If you aren’t quite sure you have the skills to recognize and assess pain, it’s a good idea to talk to a veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County about your pet. Whether a cat or dog, large or small, they can help you learn the signs of your own pet’s discomfort so you can catch a problem fast. Give us a call today at 845-292-6711 for help recognizing and assessing pain in your pet

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