_"Until we have loved an animal, a part of our soul remains un-awakened." - Anatole France
If any of the behaviors apply to your pet, he/she may be in pain.
and treatment contribute to your pet's quality of life.
Discuss these signs with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action.
- Prefers lying to sitting or standing
- Sitting or resting in an abnormal position
- Shifting frequently
- Crying / whining
- None, when they normally would
- Stiffness, particularly after resting
- Trouble getting up from laying or seated position
- Lagging behind or tiring easily during walks
- Panting excessively
- No longer able to do the things he/she used to
- Reluctance to go for walks/climb stairs
Shivering / trembling
- Cries or tries to bite when handled
- Doesn't respond in situations that he/she used to
- Looks unkempt
- Licking or chewing in one area
Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, I.V.A.M.P.