Our pets feel pain and discomfort just as we do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care and vitally important to their long term health and happiness. If your pet limps, is slow to get up or lie down, doesn't want to jump into the car (or elsewhere), doesn't want to be petted anymore or just seems more irritable then pain may be the problem. Many people attribute these signs to general aging changes, but often it's not that simple. Dogs and cats are masters at masking the pain they endure. This disguise is an inherited survival tactic. Our goal is to prevent/eliminate this unnecessary suffering by offering many solutions to this very serious problem for pets of all ages.