Pain Management from Our Veterinary Team
While we all want to think that our pets are invincible, the fact of the matter is that they can suffer from debilitating pain. Whether it's chronic pain due to arthritis and aging, or acute pain from a traumatic injury, your pet is susceptible to injuries and pain. For pet owners who want their cats and dogs to feel their best, we recommend pain management and lifestyle changes to manage the worst of their symptoms. At Cashua Veterinary Care, a veterinarian in Florence, SC, on our team wants to provide pet care so your pet doesn't have to suffer with lifelong pain. We can help your pet to be comfortable and have a better quality of life, and pain management is one of the ways to ensure he gets both.
Signs of Pain in Pets
If you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following behaviors, it may be a sign that he is in pain and it might be a good idea to visit our animal hospital:
- Limping or lameness, such as not being able to bear weight on a paw
- Reduced activity level or mobility
- Changes in behavior, such as aggression or restlessness
- Crying out when touched or moved
- Changes in appetite, drinking habits, or bowl movements (which can also signal digestive pain such as an upset stomach)
Any of these signs could indicate both an internal and external injury that needs to be addressed. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can give you tips on how to manage pain no matter the cause.
What Causes Pain?
Pain can be caused by anything from an injury or trauma, to arthritis, cancer, inflammation, or even dental issues. While many of these can cause significant pain in pets, the good news is that they can also be managed with the right treatment plan.
Simple dental pain can be taken care of with help from dental surgery or care. A vet on our veterinary team might also recommend certain lifestyle changes such as switching to soft foods and avoiding chew toys. This is just one example of how pain management can make a big difference in your pet's life, and how it can be tailored to fit your pet's needs.
Get Help from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team Today
Whether your pet needs corrective exercises, dental care, or medication to manage his pain, we at Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence, SC, can provide the help your pet needs. A veterinarian on our veterinary team and the rest of our staff can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that can help make sure your pet is comfortable and happy. Call us today so your pet can start feeling his best again. Call us at (843) 407-9020 for more information.