10 Most Common Signs of Pet Pain
Diagnosing your pet’s pain can be difficult since they can’t tell you how they’re feeling with words. Read on to learn the top 10 signs of pet pain.
Our pets can’t communicate with us through words, so diagnosing pet pain can be tricky. Yet, animals feel pain just as we humans do. So, we encourage you to learn more about the signs of animal pain so that you can recognize it in your pet.
Physical injuries such as cuts, scrapes, or bumps are easily recognizable as possible sources of pain. However, not all sources of pet pain are so easily identified. For example, your pet may be in chronic pain, and not just “getting old.” That’s why it’s important that pet parents pay attention to changes in their pets’ routine or daily behavior. In order to be a strong advocate for your pet, you need to be a keen observer.
How do you tell if your pet is in pain? Here are some of the most common signs of pet pain that you should look out for:
A pet in pain will usually display a change in routine, personality, or habit. So if you notice a sudden change in your pet’s behavior, it’s time to visit your local veterinarian for a check-up. After locating the source of the pain, your vet can then prescribe the appropriate treatment. Or, your vet may determine that your pet’s behavior is unrelated to pain and may be the result of something else entirely. Be honest and share as much information as you can with your vet about what you’ve observed. This will give them valuable information to make the best recommendation for your furry companion.
If you’d like to help spread the word about animal pain, we encourage you to share resources (like this one) with your fellow pet lovers on social media. With the simple click of a share button, you may help an animal in pain.