Pets experience PAIN just like we Humans do. But they cannot tell us how they feel and where it HURTS. Dr Julie Mayer will discuss the different kinds of pain, how we can recognize pain in our pets, what should a pet parent do when their buddy is in pain, the kinds of allopathic medications and treatments, Holistic approaches to pain, and rehabilitation and physical medicine to treat pain. Tune in To Pet Panorama on Fridays at 4pm Pacific Time
Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2017 -- WHAT IS PAIN? It's an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. It has multiple causes, and people respond to it in multiple and individual ways.
Acute pain typically comes on suddenly and has a limited duration. It's frequently caused by damage to tissue such as bone, muscle, or organs, and the onset is often accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress.
Chronic pain lasts longer than acute pain and is generally somewhat resistant to medical treatment. It's usually associated with a long-term illness, such as osteoarthritis. Chronic pain can be the result of damaged tissue, but very often is attributable to nerve damage.
Both acute and chronic pain can be debilitating, and both can affect and be affected by a person's state of mind. But the nature of chronic pain -- the fact that it's ongoing and in some cases seems almost constant -- makes the person or pet who has it more susceptible to psychological consequences such as depression and anxiety. At the same time, psychological distress can amplify the pain.
EVERY BEING HAS a different pain tolerance.
If you want to learn more so that you can help your pet then Tune Into PET PANORAMA Friday March 17 at 4pm Pacific Time on VOICEAMERICA.COM Health and Wellness section. ENJOY!