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What to do when you suspect your pet is in pain, but hiding it

Good info from the www.annarbor.com website:  http://www.annarbor.com/pets/local-vet-gives-tips-on-determining-if-a-pet-is-in-pain-offers-safe-ways-that-it-can-be-relieved/

By Lorrie Shaw, Community Contributor
 
Whether a patient comes in for an exam or is hospitalized at Westarbor Animal Hospital, they are graded for pain — that is, the staff does their best to assess the animal’s comfort, and to gauge any pain so that it can be managed effectively, rendering them more healthy and whole.After all, it’s the purpose of their work there — to promote a pet’s health and well-being.

It’s common knowledge today in veterinary medicine that animals that are in pain do not thrive. Pain causes stress on the body, and over time can impact a companion animals overall health — also impeding healing.

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