They can’t tell you about it, but animals feel pain the same way we do!
There can be few times as stressful to your pet and yourself as when your pet is undergoing surgery or is in pain. Elanco recognises this vital aspect of veterinary medicine and offers a broad range of innovative solutions applicable in the clinical areas of surgery and pain management. Elanco's portfolio focuses on innovation and revolutionary delivery technologies to support your vet's approach to surgery and pain management.
A pain-free dog is likely to have a better recovery from surgery.1 Dogs feel pain in a similar way to humans, therefore, it is very important for you as an owner to be involved in your dog's pain management regime throughout their treatment and after their operation.Pain-relieving medicines, known as analgesics, provide varying durations and levels of pain relief. Your vet will select the most appropriate ones for your pet. If you have any questions about the most innovative and non-invasive pain-relieving treatments available for your pet or have any questions about the procedure your dog is having, ask your vet.
Pain can be difficult to identify in dogs and the signs vary between individuals. Below is a list of changes you may see if your dog is in pain after surgery.
• Change in their routine
• Loss of appetite
• Depressed, inactive or uninterested in things going on around them
• Breaking of house-training
• Changes in facial expression
• Licking or staring at a painful part of the body, including the wound site
• Guarding or protecting a painful area from being touched or stroked
• Change in your pet’s attitude
• Less responsive to people they know
• More aggressive or fearful
• Hunched posture
• Whimpering, trembling, shivering and panting, which can be signs of more severe pain
• Restlessness, unable to settle down or sleep
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