Your pet’s comfort is a priority for us. Using our knowledge of pain medication and pain relief strategies, we do everything we can to prevent and manage your pet’s pain under all circumstances. We will tailor a pain management plan to your pet’s medical condition and individual needs. Pain medication while in hospital may include medications (oral or injectable), general anesthesia, or local anesthesia (such as lidocaine). At home, we may send oral medication or instruct you on how to do physical therapy, or have the pet come back periodically for injections of cartrophen or laser therapy. We can tailor a pain management plan for each patient and client situation. We also offer acupuncture and chiropractic services, which can help control pain in some pets.
If you are unsure if your pet is in pain, there are a few questions you can ask yourself. Is your pet eating and drinking normally? Are they as playful and have as much energy as usual? Are they sleeping more? Are they avoiding stairs or slippery floors in the house? Are they hiding? These are all potential indicators that can help you decide if your pet is in pain. If you feel they are, please contact us and we can develop a pain management strategy for your pet.