Managing Pain in Pets for Optimal Quality of Life

Pug Dog on streetWhether it’s from an injury or a chronic condition, at some point in everyone’s life, something will occur that causes pain. The same is true when it comes to pain in pets. However, our fur friends can’t use words to convey the level of pain they experience, which is why it’s important to know the signs of pet pain.

Fortunately, modern veterinary medicine has made significant strides in understanding and treating pain in our animal companions. Continue…

Pet Pain and Its Warning Signs

White poodle at the veterinarianSometimes, pets in pain mask their hurt so well that it can be difficult to discern – even for the most astute pet parent. And, there is good reason for this. In the wild, pain or injury might signal weakness and the risk of predation, so many animals – and therefore some of our pets – have evolved to disguise signs of distress.

When pain continues, not only does the pet have to suffer needlessly, but the disease or condition causing the pain continues to worsen. Treatable age-related issues may go unnoticed, leaving pets with a diminished quality of life. Continue…