Is the animal you are working with showing a change in behavior? Is your agility dog missing the weave entrance? Are you working on a dog aggression case that is not responding as expected? Is your obedience dog running around the jump on the retrieve over the high jump exercise? Is your cat refusing to jump up on a table to earn a treat? Is your parrot trying to bite you when you reach for him? These could all be training issues, but your animal could be in pain.
It is very important to recognize pain in animals and treat it appropriately. In this presentation, I will discuss the varied, and often subtle, clinical signs of pain in animals. I will explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, and why it is necessary to differentiate between the two. Finally, I will talk about the many options for treating pain, and why it is crucial to do so as soon as possible. If your dog (or any animal that you work with) has been, is, or will be injured or sick, this presentation will give you useful information that you will need to help support your animal.