How to tell the signs your pet is in pain

RiiSi

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Great info! Usko has been in pain for few times and I can tell right away. He is sort of walking low, but on his tip toes, back arched, stiff and locking at me very sad. Horrible to see him in pain.
 

Lulu belle

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Thank you for that information. When Max isn't feeling well (or is in pain) he is clingy, needy & listless.
 

ModernFemme

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Thank you, still having the limping of Otis's front leg here so good advice to keep an eye out for. Hard to determine as he is ALWAYS needy, whinney....lol

This. Good timing. Thank you!


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jlj781

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Thanks for the info, our buff has never really whined, yelped or anything, when she got a skin scrape for a test once she licked my a ton while it was happening thats the only time i ever thought she was in pain, thats what made it hard to understand if her weak back legs and falling was arthritis or not and we couldnt tell if she was in pain, thank goodness we found out its something else and she hasn't been in any pain she just has trouble getting signals to her legs to work sometimes. good to know what to look for if she is in pain though
 

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Our Annie drools excessivley when she has tonsilitis. Mostly caused by her acid reflux.
 

2BullyMama

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Ok? Explain please... not making sense


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Marycarmen

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Thanks for the information. My maximus sleep under my legs when he is in pain, he looks at me asking attention
 

yankydoodle

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I have been reading about people's stories of their dogs surgeries and injuries, as well as I've had surgeries, injuries, and accidental ingestion issues with my 2 guys, in the past year. I was looking up pain in animals, and this is some information I found. I found it quite helpful, and thought it may help some people, and thought I'd share the information with you.

It s sometimes hard to know if our animals are in pain, as humans we can open up our mouths and tell someone we are in pain, or to complain, but animals often don't show it or don't make a sound, to let us know they are in pain.

SIGNS YOUR ANIMAL MAY BE IN PAIN:

* unusually quiet, listless, restless, or unresponsive
* whining, whimpering, howling, or constantly meowing
* biting, either itself, or those around it
* constantly licking a part of their body
* demonstrating uncharacteristic behaviour, either overly aggressive, or submissive
* flattening the ears against the head
* having trouble sleeping or eating
* appearing either excessively needy, or seeking more affection than usual
* panting ( added by she's history)

Studies have shown that by helping your pet avoid pain, you may be able to speed up the recovery process, whether from surgery or injury, and because it reduces stress and increases a sense of well- being, pain management may help your pet live longer.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

If you think your pet is in pain, contact your veterinarian immediately. They will do a complete examination to assess the cause of the pain, and determine the treatment needed.
Very useful post. Thank you.
 

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