How to Tell if Your Pet Is in Pain [And What You Can Do About It]

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Our pets are notoriously good at hiding their discomfort, and there’s a logical, evolutionary reason for this: in the wild, it was critical for these animals to hide their weaknesses from predators. Even though cats and dogs have been enjoying the creature comforts of human homes for millennia, this life-and-death adaptation remains part of their instinctive behavior, and it makes it challenging for people to know when their pets are in pain.