Signs your pet may be in pain

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By learning to pick up on some cues, pet owners can determine if it is time to make a vet appointment. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Pet owners go to great lengths to treat their animals well. When a pet is ill, the animal may exhibit signs of anxiety and upset; however, sometimes it is not so easy to detect that something is awry with a pet, even if the animal is in pain. By learning to pick up on some cues, pet owners can determine if it is time to make a vet appointment. Lack of appetite A lack of appetite might be a sign of various medical conditions or that a pet is in pain. If the animal is normally a chowhound but suddenly they are skipping meals or turning up their nose at the bowl, be sure to alert the veterinarian, especially if this behavior continues for more than a few days and if water is being refused as well. Irritability Cats in pain may be uncharacteristically aggressive, ev
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