We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain.
Pain can be acute as in surgical pain or pain due to trauma or disease. We are strong proponents of pre and post-operative pain for all elective and non-elective surgeries. Also, we have the ability to perform specialized Constant Rate Infusions for animals that have to undergo more painful surgeries, such as orthopedic procedures, or are suffering from a painful medical condition, like pancreatitis. These strong opiods can be given continuously by intravenous route to alleviate and prevent known or anticipated pain in your pet.
Chronic pain is also something that animals can live with on a day to day basis. A good example would be arthritic pain. We can address this type of pain to some degree with supplementation. Supplements can help to maintain healthier happier joints, though medication is sometimes also required.
We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.