Animal Owner Information

Animals suffer from pain just like people do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer pain, just to name a few.  Acute pain is often obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.”  Old age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of pain in animals including pain medications, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, laser therapy, and therapeutic massage. The websites below all have helpful information for you and your pet. If you have more questions about your pet, please go to the ‘find a CVPP (certified veterinary pain practitioner)’ tab for contact information for a CVPP in your area. Don’t let your pet suffer in silence! The mission of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) is to educate animal stakeholders, including pet owners, about the identification, prevention and treatment of pain in all animals.

General Information

Chronic Pain in Cats

Chronic Pain in Dogs