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Is your pet limping, avoiding their food, or being less social than usual? Pain could be the cause. While dogs and cats are not nearly as vocal as we are about expressing their discomfort, that does not make their pain any less significant.
Our pets are biologically wired to hide their pain to avoid looking weak and vulnerable. However, there are still subtle signs you can check for to help you see if your pet is in pain. Since pain can severely affect our patients' lives, our hospital in Naples offers comprehensive pet pain management options to provide pain relief for dogs and cats.
Call us at (239) 778-9777 to set up your next visit, or fill out our online appointment request for your next pet pain management consultation today!
Observing your pet on a daily basis can help you detect signs that they are in pain. These can include:
Limping, holding up a leg while walking
Withdrawal from interacting and socializing with people/other animals
Sensitivity to touch
Whether your pet has joint pain due to arthritis or is recovering from surgery, there are a variety of ways we can improve their comfort. Pets going into surgery receive the appropriate analgesics (painkillers) before their procedure and may go home later with oral medication. Chronic pain requires ongoing treatment to keep it under control. Medication can play a role, and more serious conditions may require surgery. Some pets can also benefit from a change in diet and the addition of supplements to promote joint mobility.
The treatment your pet receives depends on their individual needs and current condition. What is ideal for one pet may not be ideal for another.
With treatment, we aim to not only make your pet feel better; we also want to improve their overall health and well-being. This could possibly add a few more years to their lifespan! Our team would be more than happy to work closely with you and your pet to increase their quality of life and give you more time to spend together. Help is only a phone call away, so be sure to reach out to us at (239) 778-9777. Every pet deserves to be pain-free.