Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats in Lakeland, FL
Pain relief needs to be incorporated into every pet’s treatment. Whether they are suffering from a painful condition or recovering from emergency surgery, a complete pain management plan is essential for every dog and cat. At Parkway Veterinary Emergency Clinic, we take pain relief very seriously. Each patient receives pain relief medication according to their size and overall health condition, and we offer various types of pain management for every situation.
Why Dogs and Cats Need Pain Relief
Aside from the discomfort it causes your pet, pain can also interfere with their recovery following an injury or surgery. It could also result in other health problems, such as weight gain due to lessened activity, stiff joints, and even depression, among other things. Their quality of life can diminish significantly.
How to Tell if Your Dog or Cat is in Pain
It is not always to see if or when your pet is feeling pain. Their natural instinct is to hide any signs of pain and attempt to behave normally. Yet, there are some giveaways, including:
- Decreased appetite
- Sleeping more often
- Less interested in playing and other daily activities
- Moving slower
- Avoiding stairs and/or jumping onto things
- Licking a certain spot over and over
Types of Pain Medication We Provide for Dogs and Cats
At our hospital, we use several different forms of pain control, including anesthetic, nerve blocks, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and others. Your pet can receive pain relief via injection or oral medication--tablet or liquid. All take-home medications must be veterinarian-approved and are dosed according to your pet’s weight and condition.
If you have any questions about your pet’s pain medication or dosage, please call us at (863) 665-3199.