Pets experience pain for all kinds of different reasons. They can have joint pain caused by arthritis, or tummy pain caused by something they ate. Like you, they can have earaches and headaches. And sometimes they have pain caused by more serious illnesses like liver disease or cancer.
Whatever is hurting your fur baby, you want to give them pain relief-fast.
Today we’re going to chat about some safe, natural and medicinal ways to provide pet pain relief.
Signs & Symptoms of Pet Pain
Possibly one of the hardest things about caring for pets is trying to understand what’s happening inside. They can’t tell us when or where something is hurting, so we have to learn how to spot the symptoms of pet pain.
Some key indications that your pet may be in pain include:
- Lack of energy
- No interest in playtime
- Growling or snarling when touched
- Hiding in a corner or under furniture
- Shivering or whimpering
- Excessively licking
- Limping or refusal to walk
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- No interest in food or water
There could be many reasons why your pet is less energetic. But if they are in pain, whether it’s due to an injury, disease, infection or just plain old age, there are some things you can do to help.
Natural Pain Relief for Pets
Seeing your pet in pain can be disheartening, and sometimes scary. But that doesn’t mean you should rush for the bottle of ibuprofen or aspirin. What’s good for us can be very dangerous to doggos.
Fortunately, there are plenty of natural ways to ease pet pain.
Now, we’re not suggesting you take your pup for a run if he has a broken leg. And we’re not suggesting you harass your kitty with feather toys if she’s feeling sick.
But if your pet is simply feeling the effects of old age, you might consider some moderate activity. Use it or lose it!