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Pain Management

Keeping your pet pain-free and comfortable is critical to maintaining their quality of life (QOL). If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet's individual needs and medical issues.


Our veterinarians use a multimodal approach to pain management that may include anti-inflammatories, nutraceuticals, local anesthetics, epidurals, and dental nerve blocks, to effectively combat pain at all levels.



Recognizing Pain in Your Pet

Abnormal posture

  • Prefers lying to sitting or standing

  • Sitting or resting in an abnormal position

  • Shifting frequently


  • Crying/whining

  • None, when they normally would

Abnormal gait

  • Limping

  • Stiffness, particularly after resting

  • Trouble getting up from lying or seated position

  • Lagging behind, sitting down when on walks


  • Panting excessively


  • No longer able to do the things they used to

  • Reluctance to go for walks/climb stairs

  • Restless

  • Shivering/trembling


  • Cries or tries to bite when handled

  • Withdrawn

  • Doesn't respond in situations that he/she used to


  • Changed


  • Looks unkempt

  • Licking or chewing in one area

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