Chronic pain is a common condition in pets. Joint problems and issues with the back and spine are the most frequent causes. The challenge is that it can often be difficult for you to tell when pets are painful. Cats and dogs will often get quiet, calmer, and less interactive with you when they are painful. You may also notice your pet limping, moving more slowly, or yelping unexpectedly. You may think dogs and cats slow down as they age, but often this is caused by joint or back pain. Our doctors can help you determine if your pet is pain. More importantly, we can discuss tests such as digital x-rays to find out why your pet is painful and how we can help.