September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

September 12, 2017

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Learn to Recognize the Signs of Chronic Pain in Your Pet

The¬†International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management¬†designates September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets don’t always show obvious chronic pain symptoms like whining or wincing. Learn to recognize these signs of pain in cats and dogs to help your pet receive speedier relief.

Most Common Signs Your Pet is in Pain

Common Signs of Pain in PetsCall us if you notice these signs of pain in your dog or cat:

  • Not going up or down stairs like normal
  • Difficulty standing after lying down
  • Over-grooming or licking a particular area
  • Decreased appetite
  • Reluctance to jump up onto surfaces
  • Decreased activity

Treating Your Pet’s Pain

Often, your dog or cat doesn’t have to live with chronic pain. There are therapies to prevent and/or manage the pain. Your pet’s treatment will depend on his or her diagnosis. If you’re concerned your pet may be in pain, make an appointment by calling (513) 829-8989. Let’s work together to help your pet live a healthy and happy life.

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