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By Verzijlenberg Veterinary Professional Corporation

Recognize Signs of Pain in Your Pet

Abnormal Posture:
        Prefers lying to sitting or standing
        Sitting or resting in an abnormal position
        Shifting frequently


Vocalizing:
         Crying / whining
        None, when they normally would


Abnormal Gait:

Limping
        Stiffness, particularly after resting
        Trouble getting up from laying or seated position
        Lagging behind or tiring easily during walks


Breathing:
  Panting excessively


Activity:
        No longer able to do the things he/she used to
        Reluctance to go for walks/climb stairs
 Restless 


Shivering / trembling


Responsiveness:
         Cries or tries to bite when handled
        Withdrawn
        Doesn't respond in situations that he/she used to


Appetite:
Changed


Grooming:
         Looks unkempt
         Licking or chewing in one area

If your pet shows any of these behaviours, he or she might be in pain. Early diagnosis and treatment will make a big difference in your pet's quality of life. Please, discuss these signs with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action.

Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, IVAPM

Phytocannabinoid Medicine

Dr. Frits Verzijlenberg is a member of the  Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, CAVCM 

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Our veterinarians cannot prescribe, recommend or suggest cannabinoid products; however, we would be happy to give you guidance on phytocannabinoids for your pet (ie: CBD and THC).

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There is no industry regulatory body for cannabis, so it is up to the company you order from to adhere to FDA's Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations. CGMP assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of drug products

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