PET PAIN SYMPTOMS
Determining whether your pet’s pain is acute or chronic is the first step to identifying the cause. Acute pain is often sudden and triggered by a specific event. For example, if your pet receives a recent injury, they may experience acute pain. However, chronic pain persists over the long term and causes may include conditions such as joint inflammation, arthritis, or unattended tooth decay.
Early intervention is important when it comes to managing your pet’s pain. While animals often hide their pain, some common signs of pain in your pet may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and / or vomiting
- Change in temperament or behavior
- Licking a specific area
- Change in bathroom habits
- Appearance of the third eyelid
It’s important to notify Parker & Ace right away if you notice any of the above signs so we can take action to assist your pet.