There may come a time in your pet dog’s life when it suffers from pain. It may be a sprained muscle, a broken bone, infection, disease, abdominal pain, or a myriad of other issues. To catch the signs of and comfort your dog in pain, read on below.
Know the Signs
Sometimes dog owners may not be aware of when their dog is in pain. These signals may be obvious or subtle. Some dogs may show pain by vocalizing through crying, yelping, or howling. Your dog may exhibit facial expressions or postures of pain, or become antisocial or aggressive. Other signs include hiding, loss of appetite, and loss of interest in daily activities. Depending on the injury or illness, your dog may groom itself excessively, pant heavily, limp, or even tremble.
Go to the Vet
When you see your dog is sick, take it to the vet for an accurate diagnosis. The vet can prescribe the appropriate treatment and give canine anti-inflammatory pills if necessary. Due to the coronavirus, veterinary practices like Everhart Veterinary Hospital and Everhart Wellpet Center may still be offering curbside services.
Surround with Comfort
While your pet is in pain, it can be hard to endure. However, it is best to keep calm and assure your furry companion that all is well. You can keep your dog as comfortable as possible by providing a soft bed or couch with fluffy blankets for it to lie on. Give your dog a luxurious massage, his favorite toys, and favorite food. However, don’t forget to provide your dog with a balanced diet to keep it as healthy as possible during its sickness.
The comforting presence of its owner can soothe a dog like nothing else. A reassuring belly rub, a pat, a kind word, or just your company may be the key to a better mood. Even so, remember to let your dog do what it wants (safety measures considered.) If it prefers to hide out in the spare room, let it do so until it’s ready to come out again.
Trust the Care of Your Pet to the Professionals at Everhart Veterinary Medicine!
At Everhart Veterinary Medicine, our veterinary professionals strive to provide your pet with the very best of veterinary care. We believe that the best care for your pet should be provided by experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable veterinary professionals. With two Maryland locations in both Baltimore and Pasadena, we are always ready to welcome your pet as a new patient! Give us a call today at 410-355-3131 or 410-793-7670! For more information, as well as updates on veterinary news and topics, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest!