Pet Pain Management

Pain Management for Dogs and Cats in TX

Watching a pet suffer with pain is heart-wrenching. Pets can endure discomfort from injuries, post-surgical recovery, or ongoing illnesses. At VO Vets Animal Hospital, we’re committed to delivering effective veterinary pain management solutions so your pet can enjoy a more comfortable life. For more information about how we can assist with your pet’s pain management, please reach out to us at VO Vets Animal Hospital to book a consultation.

Signs of Pain or Discomfort in Pets

Several signs might indicate your pet is feeling pain or discomfort. Be on the lookout for these symptoms, as they could suggest your pet needs medical attention:
  • Hiding or withdrawing
  • Unusual silence or lack of response
  • Crying sounds such as whining, whimpering, howling, or continuous meowing
  • Behavior that’s not typical for them, either submissive or aggressive
  • Restlessness or difficulty staying still
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Snapping or biting
  • Ears pinned back
  • Reluctance to move, lethargy
  • Seeking more affection than usual
  • Problems with sleeping or eating

Types of Pain in Pets

Pain in pets falls into two categories: acute and chronic. Our team at VO Vets is ready to help you identify signs of pain in your dog or cat to provide effective pet pain management, enhancing their quality of life.

Acute Pain

This type of pain might arise from an injury, surgery, inflammation, or infection. It appears suddenly and can severely affect your pet’s mobility. Acute pain generally subsides with the healing of its underlying cause.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain tends to develop gradually and linger, making it particularly tough to manage. Common causes include arthritis, intervertebral disc disease, and other chronic conditions like cancer or bone diseases. Since chronic pain worsens over time, it can be hard to detect and treat as pets often grow accustomed to the discomfort.
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