Pain Management for Dogs & Cats
Pet Pain Relief
Many pets instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism. If a pet has recently undergone surgery or has an obvious injury, some degree of pain can be assumed. But if your pup is suffering from dental pain, arthritis, or other forms of subtle pain, it may slide under the radar for a long time. However, in recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and what treatment options are the best to manage that pain.
All of our veterinarians at Animal Care Center of Castle Pines are able to assess your pet and provide options for managing pain. Whether the recommendation is supplements, pain medications, rehab or alternative therapies, they can help guide you with your pet’s care. In addition, we offer the services of a Board-Certified Pain Management Specialist.
Board-Certified Pain Management Specialist in Castle Pines
We have partnered with Dr. James Gaynor, of Peak Performance Veterinary Group to offer in-house pain management consultations and treatments to our patients. Dr. Gaynor is board-certified in pain management and anesthesia and is available to our clients several days per month in Castle Pines.
Our Pain Management Services and Therapies Include:
- Pain Management Consultations
- Pain Medications & Supplements
- Stem Cell Joint Injections
- Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
- Cold Laser Therapy
- PEMF Loop Therapy
Pain Meds for Dogs in Castle Rock, Castle Pines & Lone Tree
There are a variety of pain relief meds that dogs and cats can take. The most common form are Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs would be like ibuprofen and are used to treat mild to moderate pain discomfort. Opioids are sometimes prescribed for more severe pain. Additionally, corticosteroids are potent anti-inflammatory medications that are often used to reduce arthritic, allergic, or dermatologic discomfort.