Treatment of pain is important to your pets overall well being and health. Pain cannot only cause discomfort but also cause a change in personality and behavior. Under no circumstances should over-the-counter pain relievers be given to your pet without first consulting your veterinarian. Certain human pain relievers can be highly toxic or even fatal if given to your pet. We offer pain management plans for your pets specific needs. Pets can experience different types of pain, whether it is caused from injury, arthritis, post surgical, or palliative care.
Arthritis is a painful and common condition in dogs. As many as 1 in 5 adult dogs have arthritis. Although there is no cure for arthritis, the pain can be managed with diet, exercise, and the proper medications. The symptoms of arthritis are sometimes missed or thought to be normal aging issues. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any of these signs:
- Trouble getting up
- Limping or lagging behind on walks
- Tiring easier than normal
- Trembling or shaking
- Reluctance in climbing stairs or jumping up
- Reluctance to play
Nutrtional supplements like Dasaquin, OsteO-3, and GlycoFlex can improve joint health by supporting healthy cartilage and synovial fluid.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammarory drugs (NSAIDS) like Rimadyl, Metacam, and Deramaxx can be prescribed for dogs with chronic arthritis pain. These products help with both the pain and inflammation associated with chronic arthritis.