Pets Can Suffer In Silence
If you have toothache or a pain in your stomach or achy joints, how would those around you know?
What if you're one of those people who can put on a brave face and just get on with things? How would anyone know except if you told them?
The short answer is that most people wouldn't know if you were suffering unless you told them.
The same can apply to your pets. They can't speak to tell you they're in pain. They don't know that there are vets who can help to make their life more comfortable, so they just get on with things.
Those closest to a pet which is suffering may notice subtle behavioural changes such as not being as lively as they used to be, not eating as quickly or just looking a bit old and creaky.
Unfortunately, this is often put down to "Oh, he's just getting older" and that could be part of the story, but unlike humans, they can't reach for the medicine cabinet to help relieve those aches and pains associated with aging.
They need you to notice those subtle changes, along with regular veterinary checks ups so that, working together, we can ensure no pet has to suffer in silence.