Comprehensive Pet Pain Management
Pain management for our pets is no simple matter. Their natural instinct to hide any injury makes it difficult to recognize discomfort. At Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital, we understand the subtle signs of distress in pets and will work to address them accordingly. Our range of pet pain management medicines include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotic pain relievers, joint protective agents, and special diets. Pain medications will work differently for every individual pet, so finding the right combination is part of our commitment to you and your pet.
Keeping Your Pet Comfortable Before, During, and After Surgery
Comfort and safety are our top priorities during surgery. Recovery should be as pain-free as possible, so we administer a pre-operative pain reliever that acts throughout the procedure so your pet awakens from anesthesia feeling comfortable. Afterwards, we send you home with the appropriate pain management medications for a smooth recovery.
My dog is VERY energetic!! The staff and doctors are understanding, friendly and caring. They take time to explain everything throughly. My dog is happy to go for appointments.
Managing Arthritic Pain
As pets age, their joints begin to deteriorate, and they can often develop arthritis. Limping, stiffness, and difficulty moving around are all signs of this chronic condition. Proper pet pain management not only relieves pain but improves quality of life, helping your pet to enjoy a happier, more active lifestyle.
We manage arthritic pain in the following ways:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) decrease swelling and joint pain.
- Opioids impede the transmission of pain messages to the brain.
- Additional joint supplements help decrease inflammation and can even strengthen joint tissues.
- Nutrition is typically used for weight management, but special diets can manage arthritis as well.