Signs Your Cat or Dog is in Pain in Canton, MI

Dogs and cats can’t tell us when they are hurting, and will naturally try to hide any signs of pain whenever possible. Our goal is to help pet parents be more observant and able to recognize pain in their companions, because pain can be not only debilitating, but indicative of a more serious problem. Since September is Pet Pain Awareness Month, we’d like to remind you about the most common signs of pain in dogs and cats so you can help yours live a more comfortable life.

Book an appointment with our veterinarian about your cat or dog's pain by calling (734) 844-8844 or using our online form!

The Most Common Signs of a Cat or Dog in Pain

Here are some signs to look for in your cat or dog if you suspect they’re in pain. Call Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital at (734) 844-8844 right away to request a consultation with our veterinarian, Dr. Mike Petty, who can guide you and your pet to a happier, healthier future.

  • Decreased activity (not playing or socializing as often as they usually do)
  • Sleeping more often
  • Decreased appetite
  • Avoiding stairs
  • Having trouble standing after lying down
  • Reluctant to jump onto the couch, bed, etc.
  • Over-grooming a particular spot

How We Can Provide Your Cat and Dog with Pain Relief

Pets can experience pain for a countless number of reasons, including arthritis, an oral infection, and muscle injury. At Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarian offers advanced pain management solutions that we can tailor to your pet’s exact needs. We take time to correctly diagnose the cause(s) of your cat or dog’s pain and formulate a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and as stress-free as possible.

Our primary treatment options include:

Book an appointment with our veterinarian for your cat or dog's pain relief by calling (734) 844-8844 or using our online form!