CPD Circle

Pain-Related Behavioural Changes : “Ouch” to “Oh No!”

”Anything that is causing pain in the body can affect how you interact with the world”. Krista Sirois DVM, Resident ACVB talks about how pain and behaviour are related and how we can treat them. We hear about:

  • Clinical signs
  • Common Conditions causing Behavioural Changes
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Intervetebral Disc Disease
    • Periodontal Disease
    • Allergies
  • Common Signs associated with a Pain
    • Panting
    • Trembling
    • Decreased activity
    • Decreased appetite
    • Agitation/irritability
    • Scratching without touching the skin
    • Excessive grooming
    • Yelping
    • Repetitive behaviours
    • Squinting
    • Lowered head
    • Night yowling
    • Restlessness
  • Three Case Discussions
    • Bella the Bulldog who had bitten her owner and other dogs in the household
    • Kebob the DSH Cat who had signs of kyphosis, cystitis, excessive grooming, house-soiling and constipation
    • Lani the Cocker Spaniel who exhibited fear, especially on night walks, as her primary complaint
  • Literature Reviews
  • Noise vs Pain Responses
  • Treatment