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Pain in Dogs and Cats

When you take your pet to the vet with a condition that is painful, your pet may be given one or two of a number of drugs that relieve pain and reduce inflammation.  At times, you may wonder why the vet has decided your pet needs pain relief, as he/she may not be displaying the signs of pain that you expect, such as whimpering or not eating.  The truth is, pets do not exhibit pain in the same way as humans and for the most part, they have a survival instinct that causes them to hide pain as much as possible.  This is because in the wild, if animals show obvious signs of pain, they will become an easy target to their predators. Medications that may be used for pet pain relief include: read more