Animal Pain Awareness and What You Need to Know

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Pet pain is a subject we have strong feelings about. After all, the reason Healthy Hemp Pet Company exists is to help loving pet owners manage and treat a variety of pet conditions, including pain.

Pet pain comes in many forms: surgery related pain, arthritis, cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is easier to spot, while chronic pain can often be subtle and attributed to our pets getting older and slowing down. Aging isn’t a disease, but pain is. There are numerous options for treating pet pain, including pharmaceutics, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and our favorite natural pain remedy: hemp oil.

Pets suffer from pain just like we do, unfortunately they can’t vocalize pain in a way we do. That’s why it’s up to us to watch closely for any signs of pain in our furry friends.

Below are common signs of pain to watch for in your pet:

Common Signs of Pain in Dogs:

  • Refusal to move
  • Whimpering
  • Howling
  • Growling
  • Guarding behavior
  • Aggression; biting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Self-mutilation (chewing)
  • Changes in posture
  • Decreased social interaction
  • Anxious expression
  • Submissive behavior

Common Signs of Pain in Cats:

  • Reduced activity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Quiet
  • Loss of curiosity
  • Changes in urinary and/or defecation habits
  • Hiding
  • Hissing and/or spitting
  • Lack of agility/jumping
  • Excessive licking/grooming
  • Stiff posture/gait
  • Guarding behavior
  • Stops grooming/matted fur
  • Tail flicking

If you notice any of these signs, we recommend contacting your veterinarian. To treat pet pain naturally without using harsh pharmaceutics, shop our hemp pet products. We also have a new immunity line for pets with immunity issues. We can help you manage your pet’s pain.

Please reach out with any questions on how to use our products when treating pain. We are here for you during Animal Pain Awareness month… and all the other months of the year. 🙂

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