Animal Pain Awareness Month
The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) educates and informs pet owners about their pet’s health and well-being when it comes to pain management, be it acute or chronic pain.
IVAPM has proclaimed September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, and this coincides with human medicine’s Pain Awareness Month. Animals suffer from pain just like people do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer related pain, just to name a few. Acute pain is 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 proclamation of the month is in keeping with IVAPM’s commitment to encouraging pain management for all animal species through education and advocacy. During this annual campaign, IVAPM is also encouraging various veterinary organizations to raise public awareness about pain and pain management as it pertains to veterinary patients.
How You Can Get Involved
There are several ways you can get involved and spread the word about Animal Pain Awareness Month.
- Download the posters below and display them at your clinic
- Run a banner ad on your website
- Share the awareness graphics on social media
Thank you in advance for your commitment to raising awareness about pet pain.
Make sure you download any or all posters that you can print and place in your office so your patients can be more educated about pet pain signs and symptoms.
- Dog Pain Poster
- Dog/Cat Pain Poster
- Signs of Pain – Infographic Version
- Signs of Pain – List Version
Digital & Social Graphics
Make sure you use any or all digital assets on your available marketing channels so your patients can learn more about pet pain signs.