The study of pain management and the role it plays in overall health and recovery on both humans and pets has increased in the last 15 – 20 years. Pain is stressful on the body. Even if the cause it being treated, pain can interfere with the body’s attempt to heal. Chronic pain is also thought to affect long-term health.
Managing pain plays an important part in the healing process and maintaining quality of life for your pet. Your Senoia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort veterinarian is keeping up with the many advances being made in this area of veterinary medicine. Whether your pet suffers from a chronic painful health issues or illness, or if the condition is temporary like an injury, or from a surgical procedure, there are many options to help treat the pain and help your pet recover or better manage their chronic condition.
Pain management therapy can include oral medications, injection, I.V. or laser therapy. Our veterinarians can discuss a pain treatment protocol to help improve your pet’s quality of life.
You are the best advocate for your pet. Your pet can’t communicate to you in words if they are in pain. They may provide other clues, however; while some discomfort will be obvious, such as limping, wobbling or whimpering, you may have to trust your instincts regarding changes in your pet’s mood or behavior. Your normally affectionate pet may seem withdrawn, not want to be held or engage in activities they usually enjoy or interact with other animals. If you suspect your pet may be in pain, call one of our staff members today at (770) 599-0222 to schedule your pet’s appointment.