For any pet parent/caregiver, it’s hard to watch your pet in pain day after day, particularly if your formerly spirited furry friend has now become lethargic and withdrawn due to a health condition or disease. Unfortunately, pets suffer from chronic pain just like people do. Learning about types of chronic pain and treatments can help you keep your pet more comfortable and continue a good quality of life.
What are some causes of chronic pain.
Although chronic pain most often affects older pets, it can occur at any age. A variety of conditions and diseases can cause chronic pain, including:
- Arthritis (older, aged pets)
- Inflammatory join disease
- Degenerative spinal diseases
- Hip Dysplasia
How does your veterinary team help?
Once you notice a change in your pet’s behavior or condition, a visit to your veterinary team is always a good idea.