Is My Fur Baby in Pain?


  • Whimpering or unusual vocalizing
  • Being withdrawn or inactive
  • Uncharacteristic aggressions
  • Holding ears flat against the head
  • Increased licking of a sensitive area
  • Decreased appetite
  • Reluctance to engage in activities
  • Limping or stiffness
  • Lagging behind during walks
  • Unusual reactions when touched
  • Changes in personality


  • Hiding
  • Sitting hunched without moving
  • Showing little interest in interacting, playing or eating
  • Reduction in grooming or excessively grooming
  • Purring or other vocalizations
  • Restlessness or aggression
  • Not using the litterbox
  • Just seeming œoff

If you notice these signs, get help from your vet. There are ways to manage pain with medications and other treatments. Do not use over-the-counter pain medications without a vet’s approval as some cause internal organ damage, especially with cats.

For more info, check out:

Pain Management for Dogs

Pain Management for Cats