Pet Pain Management

Just like humans, some pets live with health problems and medical conditions that can cause them to experience pain. This discomfort may be chronic and affect them every single day, or it may be a problem that is recurrent and goes away for weeks or months at a time before it returns. Irrespective of the type of pain your pet is in, no loving owner wants to see their lovely animal suffering. Unfortunately, pets instinctively mask illness meaning that we often don’t realize that our animals are in pain until they reach a point where they can’t hide it any longer.

If your pet has a condition that is causing them pain, our goal is to improve their comfort, mobility and quality of life. This may mean juggling pain medications along with the effects of other prescribed drugs used to treat underlying health problems.

There are a range of different products and therapies that can be used to reduce and eliminate pain in pets. These typically fall into the following categories:

  • NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

  • Opioids

  • Nutraceuticals

  • Steroids

  • Holistic alternatives such as acupuncture

These may be recommended independently of one another or used in combination to achieve the best relief from discomfort. Our veterinary team will talk you through each of the options and make a recommendation as to which is most likely to benefit your pet. It is important to recognize that many health conditions are progressive and this means that the type of pain management recommended for your pet may change over time.

If you would like more information on either veterinary anesthesia or pain management, our friendly, experienced veterinary team would be delighted to assist. Please contact us by calling our animal medical center in Richfield, OH today.