One of the questions I get asked fairly often by clients is ‘how do I know if my dog is in pain?’
The month of September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has created this one-page poster to help pet owners.
The only thing I would add is that once you have a veterinary diagnosis of your pet’s condition, then it is useful to seek out complementary therapies like massage and laser that can help with pain management.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand