Medical studies conducted in people have shown that they recover more quickly and have less complications when they have appropriate pain management. Veterinary science also supports that this is true in animals. Whether your pet is suffering from chronic or acute pain, we are here to provide you with information about pain prevention, management and treatment.
If your pet has been prescribed a medication for pain or discomfort, it is important that you give it according to your veterinarian's instructions. It is also important that you do not give your pet a human over the counter medication without first consulting with your veterinarian.
Signs your pet may be experiencing pain:
- Behavioral changes - less active, not wanting to move or play
- Excessive panting
- Decrease in appetite
While these are commons signs your pet may be experiencing discomfort, every pet will have varying responses and tolerance levels to pain. If you think your pet may be experiencing discomfort related to pain, please call our office for a consultation. We will work with you to provide traditional and alternative therapy options for pain relief.