September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Man with his dog

Our knowledge about animal pain has rapidly advanced in the last 10-15 years. Animals experience pain very similarly to people, but their expression of the pain they are experiencing may vary considerably and be very different from a human.

In general, we have tended to underestimate the degree to which our pets may be experiencing pain on a daily basis and the negative impact this has on their quality of life.

Dr. Cohen has been an active member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management for 11 years. This organization is devoted to the education and training of Veterinarians in the recognition of, and treatment of pain in our animal family members. Through his participation in this group, Dr. Cohen has been able to acquire an advanced level of skill in managing pain in his patients.

If you suspect your pet has a painful condition, we would be happy to see you and determine a course of action to minimize your pet’s pain.