Why Your Pets Seek You Out When Something’s Wrong


We all know pets do not tell us when something is wrong with them. They do however come to us when they are in pain, we just don’t realize it. Actions speak louder than words, and with pets, we have to understand that pets communicate with us in different ways. Looking past the obvious signs of pain and taking closer observations of your pet can help them or even save their lives in the long run.

Since pets do often come around when they are hurting and in pain and we don’t realize it, we have to take a closer look at their behavior. Something as simple as your cat or dog rubbing or licking a specific area can tell you something is wrong. Narda Robinson, DVM from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine says “Just look for areas where the fur is roughed up from rubbing or licking. When you see the spots, feel them. You typically find that they are warmer from inflammation than surrounding tissues.” If you notice this with your pets, simply massage those spots with a gentle, steady touch.

Your pet is part of your family and you want to do everything to keep them safe and pain free. Our pets come to us when they are hurting or in pain because they trust us to help, even if they can’t speak up to tell us what is wrong. Keep this in mind when you see your pet behaving differently or licking or rubbing certain areas because this could potentially save their life.

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