Managing Pet Pain: Keeping the Pets of Katy Comfortable
At All Pets Animal Hospital, your pet’s comfort is of utmost importance. Our veterinarians have participated in advanced continuing education courses on pain management and are well versed on the latest best practices in veterinary medicine.
As part of every veterinary exam, our doctors assess the pet’s pain status. Including pain status in the regular evaluation process helps our patients to receive care surrounding pain management that will allow their bodies to fully relax and focus energy on healing and recovery.
In addition to using medical pain reduction practices, All Pets Animal Hospital utilizes nonpharmaceutical and noninvasive pain management options, such as:
- Massage therapy—On top of giving a pet additional enjoyable attention, pet massages release muscle tension, stiffness, and soreness, causing increased mobility and blood flow for the pet.
- Heat therapy—Use of heat can reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to areas needing healing. The added comfort can also allow pets to relax and allow nervous energy to be diverted to the healing process.
- Water treadmill—When pets are in too much discomfort to exercise, their muscles can become weaker, creating a vicious circle of pain leading to less mobility, leading to less ability, and so on. Our water treadmill allows pets to continue to exercise without bearing full weight on sore joints and muscles.
- Pet physical therapy—Many exercises can be used therapeutically to ease pain and increase mobility and strength.
- Laser therapy—Laser therapy promotes healing and reduces inflammation and pain by encouraging cell growth.
- Acupuncture—The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital can refer pets to acupuncture services, which have proven helpful to some pets.
Knowing a pet’s pain status can help prevent a condition from becoming worse, as pets who are uncomfortable may stop eating or moving. The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital work with pet owners to teach them how to evaluate their pets’ pain status. If you have questions about managing or recognizing the pain status of your beloved pet, please do not hesitate to contact us.