Vetster option 02 (Blog)

pain

How do I know if a rabbit is in pain?
Animal Welfare
How do I know if a rabbit is in pain?
Rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet in the UK, and it is important that owners are fully aware of all of their needs, from diet, to housing. It is very likely that at various points in their lifetime, a rabb…
April 26, 2022 • 35 shares
Your dog's limping? That means he's in pain.
Animal Welfare
Your dog's limping? That means he's in pain.
Limping and stiffness can be caused by several different conditions. The most common being acute injuries and skeletal issues like osteoarthritis (OA). As many as 80% of dogs over 8 years old have OA in one or more joint…
April 12, 2022 • 739 shares
Do cats and dogs feel pain the same?
Animal Welfare
Do cats and dogs feel pain the same?
Pain is a highly unpleasant experience, both the sensation and the emotional component. There are many types of pain, and individual people will experience different levels of pain and therefore altered responses. There…
February 5, 2022 • 57 shares
Could your cat be hiding pain?
Cats
Could your cat be hiding pain?
Cats are well known to be independent creatures, and do not always demonstrate their thoughts and feelings well. They have a strong survival instinct, and are very good at masking signs of discomfort or pain. However, th…
November 17, 2021 • 84 shares
Do cats really get arthritis?
Cats
Do cats really get arthritis?
“He’s slowing down a bit now he’s older, of course…”  A phrase commonly heard in veterinary consultations, but is it true? Do cats just naturally slow down as they get older, or is there a more definitive reason?&nb…
September 24, 2021 • 44 shares
Why did the vet prescribe gabapentin?
Medicines
Why did the vet prescribe gabapentin?
Gabapentin is a drug used in human medicine to treat epilepsy, nerve pain and, less commonly, migraines. So you may be wondering why your vet has prescribed gabapentin for your dog or cat! It’s not uncommon to come away…
August 30, 2021 • 133 shares
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