Signs that indicate pain in pets

Signs that indicate pain in pets

Make sure you readily recognize these signs to ensure patients aren't suffering.

Normal
Comfort: Asleep or interested in surroundings
Vocalization: Quiet
Heart rate: 0 to 15 percent above normal
Respiratory rate: 0 to 15 percent above normal

Mild to moderate pain
Comfort: Depressed, restless, no interest
Vocalization: Crying but responsive to voice
Heart rate: 16 to 45 above normal
Respiratory rate: 16 to 45 above normal

Severe pain
Comfort: Extreme agitation or thrashing
Vocalization: Continuous crying that is unusual for the patient
Heart rate: More than 45 percent above normal
Respiratory rate: More than 45 percent above normal

Other signs that indicate pain include self mutilation, anorexia, hiding, pacing, a decrease in normal activity, a change in routine, behavior changes, and aggression.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.