Every pet demonstrates pain differently. Some, particularly cats, will simply hide away in a small dark space and avoid all contact. Others will whine and become very clingy. Otherwise will simply tough it out. Generally, the symptoms of pain include rapid heart rate and breathing rate, panting excessively, drooling, vomiting, yelping or flinching when touched in painful spots, being unable to settle or get comfortable, and trying desperately to lick at sore spots. If you think there’s a chance your pet is in pain, please contact the clinic or an emergency centre if after hours and describe the symptoms to a professional who can give the best advice for your individual concern.