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Features March 2016 Issue

They Can’t Give You Their Pain Score on a Scale from 1 to 10

Your dog's doctor can do a lot to take him out of pain — but you can, too.

They Can’t Give You Their Pain Score on a Scale from 1 to 10

10 signs your dog is in pain — and tips for relieving it.

When it comes to letting you know about pain, “dogs are a piece of cake compared to cats,” says Alicia Karas, DVM, Director of the Pain Consultation & Referral Service at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Cats are secretive by nature, she says, and will not disclose everything from “I just dragged in a mouse from the street …

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