Pain Management

Did you know that dogs and cats experience pain in much the same way we do as people? How difficult would it be if you were not able to tell someone you were hurting? The compassionate veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Asheville, North Carolina strive to keep all of the precious pets under their care as comfortable as possible, whether they are facing a surgical procedure, illness, or trauma.

Do you know some of the common expressions of pain in dogs or cats? Your canine may be in pain if they are exhibiting the following signs:

  • • Decreased activity or movement
  • • Snarling or growling when you attempt to touch them
  • • Whimpering
  • • Decrease in appetite
  • • Submissive behavior
  • • Aggressive behavior
  • • Biting or chewing on themselves
  • • Hunched posture

Common signs of pain in felines include:

  • • Reduction of activity
  • • Loss of appetite/weight loss
  • • Urination or defecation outside of the litter box
  • • Hissing
  • • Change in posture
  • • Hiding
  • • Excessive licking or grooming of themselves

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of behavior changes associated with pain. If your pet exhibits a change in their normal behavior, please see a veterinarian. Whether your pet has experienced trauma, is facing surgery, or has a painful age-related condition such as osteoarthritis, the caring team at All Pets Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center is here to help. Please call one of our caring professionals right away for one of our caring veterinarians can bring relief to your pet.