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Pain Management

Did you know that dogs and cats experience pain in the same way we do as people? How difficult would it be if you were not able to tell someone you were hurting? Dr. Peter Sinor is a compassionate and experienced veterinarian who strives to keep all of the precious pets under his care as comfortable as possible. We require pain preventative medication prior to any surgical procedure, and will continue to monitor your pet to ensure they remain comfortable.

Do you know some of the common expressions of pain in dogs or cats? Your canine may be in pain if they are exhibiting the following signs:

  • Decreased activity or movement
  • Snarling or growling when you attempt to touch them
  • Whimpering
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Submissive behavior
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Biting or chewing on themselves
  • Hunched posture

Common signs of pain in felines include:

  • Reduction of activity
  • Loss of appetite/weight loss
  • Urination or defecation outside of the litter box
  • Hissing
  • Change in posture
  • Hiding
  • Excessive licking or grooming of themselves

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of behavior changes associated with pain. If you pet exhibits a change in their normal behavior, please see a veterinarian. Whether your furry family member is facing a surgery, experienced trauma, or has an age-related painful condition such as osteoarthritis, the caring team at River Ridge Veterinary Clinic is here to help. To schedule an appointment, please call 504-737-6705.