Pet Pain Care With The Veterinary Clinic In Brunswick, ME
At The Veterinary Clinic, our Brunswick veterinarian believes that no pet should have to suffer from pain in silence. Unfortunately, detecting signs of a pet in pain isn’t always easy, as pets in pain will often mask their symptoms in an evolutionary effort to appear less vulnerable. With September being Animal Pain Awareness Month, now is a fitting time to provide pet owners with some important information on detecting signs of chronic and acute pain in pets so they can be properly treated.
What You Should Know About Animal Pain Awareness Month
Animal Pain Awareness Month takes place each year through the month of September and is hosted by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. The purpose of this initiative is to help people better understand that animals can suffer from pain in the same way people do, but it can be more difficult for them to communicate their pain to us as humans. As part of Animal Pain Awareness Month, vet clinics are encouraged to spread educational materials on recognizing signs of pet pain, as well as the many potential treatment options available (physical therapy, laser therapy, medications, etc.).
So, what are some of the signs of pain you should watch out for in your pet? For starters, be on the lookout for sudden and unexplained changes in behavior in your pet. Often times, a pet in pain will become withdrawn as a means of protecting him or herself. Furthermore, a pet who experiences a sudden decrease in appetite may be suffering from pain (either dental or otherwise). Pain can be chronic or acute, depending on the source.
Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment With Our Brunswick Veterinarian
If your pet is in pain, our Brunswick veterinarian is here to help you determine the source and a proper course for treatment and management. To schedule your pet’s appointment with us at The Veterinary Clinic, simply give our office a call at (207) 729-3412 and speak with our office staff.
Do you know how to detect a pet in pain?