Pain management in veterinary patients has been a rapidly evolving area of study in recent years and it is now considered to be the norm to provide adequate pain control for every patient. Our understanding and recognition of the signs of pain in animals is better and veterinarians and veterinary technicians receive continuing training to recognize and manage pain.
Managing expected pain begins well before any procedure which may create pain is started and it is well recognized that control of post operative pain is paramount to a better surgical or dental recovery. Our veterinarians are versed in the best pre-anesthetic protocols and post operative pain control. There are many newer pain medications which are safe and effective in cats and dogs and your pet will likely receive one or more medications for short and long term pain control. Always ask your vet about pain management medications that may be best for your pet.