As part of our top-level veterinary services, we concentrate on every part of each pet patient, including emotional, mental and physical health. We view pain as something that can cause problems with how your pet is able to function physically, and get in the way of her mental and emotional health and well-being.
When we see your pet for any reason, we always work to find out if your pet is in pain, or if there is something we can do to prevent pain during a procedure with pet pain management services at Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital. Through a thorough understanding of animals, our veterinarians know signs and symptoms of pain in various animals. We know how to check for these signs that can show themselves differently in varying animals and with a range of health conditions. We can guide you in how to recognize these signs as well.
Some symptoms of pain to look for in your pets are:
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased grooming
- Inappropriate elimination
- Altered posture
- Increased body tension/flinching when touched
When we see your pet, we always work to stay ahead of pain. We consider whether a procedure could cause pain, and if so, we work to manage that pain from the beginning, through the procedure and afterward.
Whether we are performing a routine treatment or a more complication procedure, our veterinarians provide tailored pain relief for each pet and each situation. Let us know if you have questions or concerns about pain in your pet. During the month of November, we are offering 20% off all pain management injections!