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Signs of Pain in Animals

Cats

  • VOCALIZING:
    • Meowing
    • Purring
    • Hissing
    • Growling
  • SELF-MULTILATION:
    • Licking
    • Biting
    • Scratching a particular part of its body
  • DAILY HABITS:
    • Withdraws form social interaction
    • Decreased appetite
    • Changes in sleeping or drinking
    • Fails to use the litter box
    • Urinates frequently
    • Won't groom or grooms less, looks unkempt
    • Sleeps more
  • POSTURE:
    • Generally lays with feet underneath
    • Arches back or tucks in abdomen
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL:
    • Restless
    • Reluctant to move
    • Has difficulty getting up from a laying position
    • Repetitively gets up and lies down
    • Trembles or shakes
    • Limps
    • Can't leap as high
    • Seeks more affection
    • Avoids being petted or handled
    • Hides
  • SELF-PROTECTION:
    • Protects a part of its body
    • Doesn't put weight on a limb
    • Doesn't want to be held or picked up
  • AGGRESSION:
    • Especially a previously friendly cat
    • Acts out of character
    • Growls, hisses, bites
    • Pins ears back

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