It is a very common myth that animals feel less pain than people do. Animals express their pain in a whole different language than humans do, and we speak that language here at VCA Westbury!
Once we have identified acute or chronic pain in your dog or cat, we have various methods and means available for addressing it- and a combination of several usually works best. These may include medications, laser therapy, physical therapy, correction of underlying disease or illness, weight loss and other options. Detection of acute (sudden) pain is often far more straightforward for pet owners than chronic pain. We will combine the historical information you provide us with a physical exam and other diagnostic tools to carefully assess where, and why, your pet hurts- and then we will provide you a plan for alleviating the pain. You can help start this process by answering these questions about your dog or cat in the home environment.
If the answer to any of these is YES, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us for an exam and evaluation.
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