Dogs and cats have a strong instinctual drive to hide symptoms of pain. Signs like difficulty lying down, reluctance to use stairs, or disinterest in play can all point to pain. Some of the main causes of discomfort in pets include arthritis, injuries, disk problems, and other underlying diseases. However, the good news is that you have many options for treating your pet’s pain. We like to use a multimodal approach to pain management by using supplements, medications, our therapeutic laser, and now even stem cell therapy. Every pet’s situation is different, so an exam and consultation with a veterinarian is the best place to start.