Animal Pain Awareness
Animals experience pain just like humans do but sadly they do not have the same ability to communicate their pain or ask for help. Pain comes in many different forms including surgical pain, arthritis, or even cancer related pain. Chronic pain can be more subtle and can be mistaken for “getting old” or “slowing down”.
Our pets are much better at functioning while in pain than we are and often do not show they are in pain until it is at a much greater level. This makes our jobs as their caregivers much more difficult! It is important to stay aware of any and all behavioral or physical changes that could be masking any number of health concerns.
It is important to be aware of what our pets are feeling so we can help keep them healthy and happy!
Some common signs of pain in animals are:
Horses can show obvious signs of pain, such as vigorous rolling and kicking of the belly can be an indication of Colic, but other signs of pain may be more subtle such as:
If your animal is showing any of these signs or is acting outside of their typical behavior you should contact your trusted veterinarian and make an appointment ASAP!
Depending on the cause of your animal’s pain your vet should be able to give you the right course of action to help treat and manage their pain going forward. This can include using anything from non-invasive cold laser therapy, prescription pain relievers, supplements, physical therapy, or even acupuncture.
Do not give your pet over-the-counter NSAIDS or other pain relievers without consulting your veterinarian first! Some have a very narrow margin of safety, while others are not safe to give at all.
As irritating as smoke can be to people, it can cause health problems for animals as well. If you can see or feel the effects of smoke yourself, you also should take precautions to keep your animals safe!
Always have an evacuation plan that includes your animals!
If any of your animals are experiencing any of these signs, please consult your veterinarian.
Keep in mind how the smoke affects us and always remember that our four-legged friends cannot always tell us when they are uncomfortable or in pain.
Once you have talked with your local vet and decided on the proper course of action for your pet, the next challenge you have to face is finding a way to give them their new pills or medication.
PILLEASE is a great treat for any horse!
The soft, pliable texture makes it easy to add any pill or medication without your horse being any the wiser. They also contain lecithin, pectin, and coconut oil which are all known to aide in overall gut health.
And your horse will love the daily treat!
A full spectrum cannabinoid supplement wafer
Phytocannabinoids are recognized for helping horses with general anxiety, separation anxiety, discomfort, loss of appetite, seizures and more. At Majesty’s we use phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) full spectrum hemp plus we have added Omega 3 and Biotin. Biotin is an essential amino acid that greatly aides in the absorption of beneficial fatty acids which can be found in the Hemp Extract and Flax, which is the source of Omega 3.
• Supports healthy joint function and inflammation associated with arthritis.
• Gastric Support
• Support healthy nervous system function
• Promotes healthy cardiovascular function
• Aides in a healthy skin, coat and immune system
Never give anything to your four-legged friends without first talking with your veterinarian!
By Heather Carter