Pain Management for Pets

Understanding Your Pet's Pain

Is Your Pet in Pain? 

Pet's are skilled at masking their pain. Understanding the signals they give for pain can be a meaningful way of starting a path towards better pain management. 

Any major change in your pet’s behavior may indicate pain or discomfort, such as:

  • Reluctance to jump up or rest in a previous favorite spot
  • Resenting being handled or pet
  • Decreased appetite
  • Overgrooming or licking obsessively a certain area
  • Housetraining lapses or lack of using the litterbox

If medical conditions have been ruled out, your pet may be exhibiting signs consistent with chronic pain. Especially as our pets age they are more prone to developing arthritis and other conditions that lead to chronic pain. We cannot stop our pets from aging, but we can manage their pain to give them the best quality of life.

Pain Evaluation Tools

Download these tools to consider ways your pet might be displaying pain.

Book a Pain Management Appointment

Appointments for new and returning patients are available online or by phone.