I feel your pain

By Connie Orcutt • Published: July 1st, 2017
Category: Animal Airwaves

By nature and instinct, animals are stoic. They don’t whine when they hurt, so we can lose sight of how they feel. That’s why sometimes we need a reality check.

For example, if your dog or cat has dental disease, think about how a toothache feels in your experience. Then consider having several teeth aching at the same time. That’ll give you an idea of what your pet is going through.

Or take fleas. Each one inflicts a bite, and you know how bug bites feel. Now consider multiple bites every hour, and you can imagine your pet’s discomfort.

Say your furry friend has an abscess. Just recall the hot throbbing pain of an infected finger with a splinter. That’s the constant pain your pet is experiencing.

Need I say more? If we walk a few steps in our pets’ paws, we can feel their pain and appreciate the need for treatment.