Pain Management from Ardmore Animal Hospital
We’ll Make Sure Your Pet Is Always Comfortable
Ardmore Animal Hospital offers our pet patients pain management services. Pet pain management includes various procedures, medications, and rehabilitative exercises to relieve a pet’s suffering or pain. Our veterinarians provide pain management for pets recovering from an injury, a surgical procedure, or an illness. Pain management is beneficial to the animal because it improves the recovery process and reduces pet stress. It can also increase the quality of life for an animal and may lengthen an animal’s life span.
If your pet is in pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to our pain management team in Ardmore today at (610) 674-6636! We provide service to pet parents throughout the Main Line.
Managing Pet Pain & Educating Owners
Although animals cannot verbally tell owners when they are in pain, owners often notice changes in a pet’s behavior that can signal pain. Ardmore Animal Hospital advises owners not to assume that these signs are normal for an aging pet. Chronic pain can be symptomatic of arthritis, cancer, or even bone disease in pets. Arthritis is more common in dogs than it is in humans, affecting one out of five dogs.
Since many dog and cat owners attribute changes in behavior to a pet’s normal aging process, many animals suffering from painful arthritis are untreated.
Several signs owners should look for are:
- Whining or constant meowing
- Continuous licking of a certain body part
- Acting strangely
- Not sleeping or refusing to eat
- Requiring a lot of affection
- Restlessness or the inability to get comfortable
We Go Above & Beyond
Our veterinarians at Ardmore Animal Hospital will do a complete exam of the animal, which may include blood tests, x-rays, or other lab tests. The veterinarian will make a diagnosis from the exam and lab results and prescribe a course of treatment. Pain medications, if necessary, are offered in a variety of forms, including pill, liquid, skin patch, and gel form. The veterinarians will advise the best medication for your pet, whether it be an analgesic (pain reducing), a steroid to reduce inflammation and minimize pain, or a non-steroid medication to reduce inflammation.
We also offer many alternative methods of pain control to include nutritional substances, herbal remedies, and homeopathic. We work closely with Fit for A Dog rehabilitation center for patients with musculoskeletal problems, where exercise and cold laser therapy is very important in recovery. Our hospital also works with facilities offering chiropractic and acupuncture for those patients needing alleviation of pain.
Our Comprehensive Vet Services
The veterinarians and staff at the Ardmore Animal Hospital are dedicated pet lovers and compassionate healthcare providers for animal companions. Our veterinary hospital commonly cares for pets and their owners from Ardmore as well as the surrounding cities of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Narbeth, Radnor, and Wynnewood.
There are a wide variety of services available at our animal hospital, including:
We are here for all of your pet's needs, so don’t wait to schedule your next visit. Contact us today!
“The care, knowledge & compassion are exceptional!”- Re my cat, Mango (owner: Pinky)
“A place that loves pets”- Sid
“highly recommend Ardmore Animal Hospital for your animals!”- Kathy H.