Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic
2826 HWY 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5
After Hours Emergency Services
Please call the Animal Emergency Clinic of Durham Region at 905-576-3031.
Their address is 1910 Dundas St. E Whitby ON, at the rear of the building. Open evenings, weekends and holidays only.
How to tell if your dog is in pain
Dogs feel pain in the same way and for many of the same reasons as humans; infections, dental problems, arthritis, bone disease and cancer. They also feel discomfort following surgical prodedures. Unfortunately, unlike humans, they are unable to speak to us about when and where they hurt.
You are in the best position to look for the subtle changes in behavior that may indicate your dog is suffering. It is important to stay alert to these signs, because the sooner your dog's pain is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he or she can heal and resume a normal, happy life.
If your dog shows one or more of the following behaviors and you suspect it may be due to pain, please notify us immediately.
DON'T TREAT YOUR DOG'S PAIN BY YOURSELF!
Never administer pain medication to your dog without consulting with your veterinarian. Some human pain medications like ibuprofen (Advil) have no known safe dosage in dogs. After diagnosing the problem, we will explain the benefits, risks and costs associated with various treatment options. That way, together we can choose the approach that best meets the needs of you and your dog.
Whenever you have a question or concern about your dog's health, please call us!