The most effective pain relief for cats and dogs involves treatments that consider their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.
Treating your pet's pain is not always as simple as giving them medication and waiting for their condition to improve. Furthermore, pets are notorious for carrying on and showing few, if any signs that they're feeling pain at all. While your pet may seem to be fine, their pain could be taking a toll on their health. Our Animalife team in Naples is dedicated to helping owners understand their pet's pain. The most effective pain relief for cats and dogs involves treatments that consider their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. For chronic and acute pain management, we aim to offer comprehensive solutions that consider each patient's overall health.
Give us a call at (239) 513-1777 to schedule your next consultations visit.
Some signs are more obvious than others. If you're not sure whether your pet is experiencing pain, try to keep an eye out for:
Loss of appetite
Limping or walking with one foot held off the ground
Whimpering or other vocalizations, especially when touched
Altered sleep habits
Lack of interaction with family and/or other animals; withdrawal
Sensitivity to physical contact
In addition to the physical toll pain can take on your pet, it can also affect their psychological state and emotional wellbeing. If pain can have an impact on these areas and limit your pet's eating habits and mobility, it may also shorten their lifespan.
Pain in pets comes in various forms. Along with acute post-surgical or post-injury pain, pets can also have chronic pain due to ongoing orthopedic, dental, or soft tissue conditions. Each of these scenarios requires a different approach, especially since animals, like people, may respond differently to the same treatment. Pain management is concerned not only with reducing pain but also restoring mobility, increasing longevity, and restoring your pet to a happier, healthier state.
For patients undergoing surgery, we assess their medical history and overall physical condition to help us determine the proper pain management protocols. By administering pain management at the outset of the procedure, we can reduce any discomfort they are likely to feel afterward and maintain their comfort levels.
Pets with chronic issues benefit most from a long-term plan that may involve pain relief medication, surgery, acupuncture, supplements, a change in diet, or more.
If you think your pet is living with pain that is affecting their quality of life, please let us know at (239) 513-1777.