Pet Pain Awareness

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 pets so you can help yours live a more comfortable life.

The Most Common Signs of Pain

Here are some signs to look for in your pet if you suspect they’re in pain. Contact our hospital right away to request a consultation with our veterinarian, Dr. 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 Treat Your Pet’s Pain

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 pet’s pain and formulate a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and as stress-free as possible.

Our primary treatment options include:

Dr. Petty and his Arbor Pointe staff are so very compassionate and extremely professional! I’ve taken my dogs and cats here for years. The clinic is pristinely clean! I very much appreciate their excellent communication and total up to date knowledge for the needs of my fur babies! Highly recommend!

Debbie C.

Jake was never a “normal” dog. Everything seemed to hurt or scare him. When my vet suggested I see Dr. Petty, I immediately made an appointment. Despite the hour trip, we have been seeing him ever since. Jake is a much happier boy. Now that Dr. Petty has cared for him, he is living his best life.

Beth W.

When the emergency veterinarian said my cat was going to die, I went to Dr. Petty. After a series of treatments, my cat lived 9 more years. Ever since, I have brought all my pets to Arbor Pointe. Dr. Petty is kind, compassionate, wicked smart, willing to think outside the box, and just a darn good veterinarian.

Kim T.