Animal Pain Awareness Month

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) is proud to announce September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. As a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) and member of the IVAPM I am please to be part of the ongoing effort to help animal caretakers recognize pain in their four legged friends. We all are very good at recognizing acute pain that results from the broken leg. However, it is not uncommon for us to fail to recognize chronic pain such as joint pain, oral pain from dental disease, ear pain from ongoing ear problems and many other similar situations. Chronic pain is often calked up to things such as my friend is slowing down because of age or it is just a little arthritis. Learn more about about chronic pain in your four legged friend. Donald Loden DVM, CVA, CVPP