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Pain Management & Relief for your Pet
Perhaps your senior pet has slowed down. Maybe your dog needs his teeth cleaned. Possibly you’ve brought your kitten in to the Best Friends Animal Health Center to be spayed. All of these occasions in a pet’s life can be a time for effective pain management.
When your pet needs surgery, the veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Health Center make sure that he or she is comfortable with medication administered before, during, and after the procedure by intravenous (IV) means. Pain management during surgery has a great impact on the amount of pain patients experience in recovery. It also significantly affects their attitude and activity.
Best Friends Animal Health Center’s veterinarians use pain management as a tool to ensure that any procedure is as comfortable as possible for your pet, as well as to help pets heal after an injury. Please feel free to ask us about appropriate pain management for your cat or dog.
Pain Management for Senior Pets
As your pets age, arthritis may be a factor making them seem slower and less able to do the things they love. We can help with pain management. Pets can be helped by the use of ongoing medication that will relieve pain and help with mobility. Dietary supplements can help both cats and dogs. There is much that the veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Health Center can do to ease your pet through the senior years. Please make sure to talk with us about your senior pet’s comfort at his or her next appointment.
Your pet will be evaluated and we can make recommendations to enhance functionality of joints, longevity, and quality of life. Our veterinarians will work with you to develop a healthier lifestyle for your pet.
By understanding the mechanics of your pet’s body, we can assess the mobility problems or pain that your pet is experiencing. We’ll discuss with you what exercise your pet is getting, his or her lifestyle, and injuries to evaluate the best way to alleviate pain.
The best way to avoid or prevent injury is for you to work with your pet. Recommendations for special exercises to increase your pet’s flexibility will be made and you will have time to work with us, learning how to get your pet to do the specific exercises that are prescribed. Orthopedic problems and spinal pain benefit greatly from exercise that can give dramatic results. It’s very rewarding to see improvement.