Primary Care

Pain Management

Keeping your pet pain-free is crucial to maintaining his or her quality of life. Our veterinarians use a multi-modal approach to pain management that includes anti-inflammatories, opioid drugs, and local and general anesthetics to effectively combat pain at all levels. Our veterinarians also perform nerve blocks for certain dental procedures. If your veterinarian determines your pet could benefit from alternative services such as acupuncture or chiropractics, they can refer you to a practice we work with for additional pain relief options.

If your pet is dealing with acute pain, our goal is to prevent the nerves from perceiving and remembering this pain so that it does not become chronic pain. For this reason, pain-management protocols are a part of the treatment plan for all invasive procedures, such as surgeries. If your pet is already dealing with chronic pain, our veterinarians can create a customized pain management plan based on your pet's individual needs and medical issues.