One of the most difficult areas of animal healthcare is pain management. Our pets are unable to describe to us the location or degree of pain they are feeling. In fact, due to ancestral traits, our pets will hide their pain from us because of the predator/prey instinct they possess. As a pet owner, you will have to watch for identifiable clues or changes in your pet’s mood or behavior. Some signs of pain can include lack of appetite, social withdrawal, whimpering, limping, and in some extreme cases: aggression. Fortunately, the veterinarians at Highway 58 Animal Hospital are well-versed in recognizing the signs and symptoms of pain.
Whether your pet suffers from a chronic painful condition or illness, or if the condition is temporary like an injury, or from a surgical procedure, adequately managing pain reduces emotional stress, which in turn helps to promote healing. Our veterinarians at Highway 58 Animal Hospital will work with you, and will develop an individualized plan for managing pain in your pet.
From routine procedures (such as a spays or dental cleanings), to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries), to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary.
At Highway 58 Animal Hospital, recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of our quality, compassionate patient care. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and full recovery.