Pain Management

Treating pets’ pain is essential for their comfort and emotional well being. The Compassionate Veterinary Hospice team offers advanced expertise recognizing and treating pain.

When animals are experiencing pain – especially chronic pain like arthritis or cancer pain – their behavior often changes in subtle ways that may not be easily recognized as signs of pain.  The following list will help pet parents recognize the signs of pet pain:

Common Signs Of Pain

  • Lameness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Pacing
  • Abnormal posture
  • Body tensing
  • Poor grooming habits
  • Excessive grooming/licking
  • Tucked tail
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vocalizing/yowling
  • Reclusive behavior
  • Avoiding stairs/jumping
  • Depressed
  • Unable to stand

It is important for you to discuss with us any changes in their behavior, so that together we can effectively control your pet’s pain.