Pain Management - Animal Care Center of Castle Pines

Pain Management

When we are hurt, we are able to articulate to our doctor what specifically is ailing us and what we need to ease our pain. When our pets are in pain, it is a bit more complicated to determine the cause and the best treatment options. Because our pets age much faster than we do, their illnesses can appear much faster. Many of our furry friends mask the pain they are feeling, making it difficult to truly determine how much pain they are feeling. At the Animal Care Centers of Castle Pines, our trained professionals use special pain examination techniques to localize and identify the pain your animal is experiencing. Our staff is uniquely qualified to treat pain through multiple options, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Herbs
  • Nutrition and supplements
  • PEMF
  • Weight Management
  • Stem Cell Therapy

You know your pet(s) and his/her behavior. Even small changes in behavior can indicate your pet is in pain. Here are potential signs your pet needs assistance:

Changes in Appearance and Behavior

  • Stiff body movements
  • Unwillingness to move
  • Lying still or adopting an unusual posture
  • Biting, scratching, or guarding particular regions of the body
  • Lack of appetite
  • Shivering
  • Increased panting

Some Changes in Alertness

  • Appearing less alert (more common in more severe pain)
  • Restlessness or appearing more alert (more common in less severe pain)

Some Changes in Response to People

  • Abnormal aggressiveness or apprehensiveness when handled
  • A change in the way your pet responds to you

Changes in Vocalization*

  • Quieter than normal
  • Whimpering or howling, especially when unattended
  • Growling without apparent provocation

These are guidelines: a lack of vocalization or excessive vocalization are not always reliable indicators of pain. Our doctors have a great reputation for getting results, even the most difficult cases. If you feel your pet is in pain and needs a checkup, call to schedule an appointment today.

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