Pet Pain Management & Pet Laser Therapy
Our pets experience pain just as intensely as we do, and often for many of the same reasons. How they communicate their pain is more complicated. As owners, you’re likely to notice a shift in personality. They may become unusually aggressive, or exhibit an increased need to be comforted. Pets in severe pain can become still and appear lethargic, refusing food and any form of exercise, or whimper and cry when touched. Pain from skin problems can prompt excessive licking and chewing at the site of the problem. Unlike dogs, cats tend to hide their pain, and withdraw. We urge owners to be sensitive to shifts in personality and/or behavior, and bring their pets in for evaluation if they suspect they are experiencing pain.
Treatment options vary based on the type of pain your animal is experiencing. Acute pain occurs as an immediate response to a specific event…trauma from an accident, surgery, diseased organ. By contrast, Chronic pain has a more gradual onset over time and generally results from conditions like arthritis, disc disease or dental disease.
Fortunately, we have multiple options for controlling pain, and restoring quality of life. Each treatment plan is designed to meet the needs of individual patients, and may include a combination of pain medications and lifestyle changes along with Laser Therapy. We’ve found that Laser Therapy, utilizing our Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy equipment is producing astounding results. This drug free, non-invasive approach reduces pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds healing. It is effective in a variety of situations from post-op pain, to severe allergies resulting in skin lesions and open sores. There is no reason for your pet to suffer from pain. Call our office and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to learn more about pet pain management/pet laser therapy, and how we can help your dog or cat.