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How to Treat Your Pet's Chronic Pain

How to Treat Your Pet's Chronic Pain

We at Valley Animal Hospital know discovering your pet’s pain can be difficult. They can’t tell you where they ache. So, its noticeable signs such as reduced appetite, slow-moving or limping, uninterested in playtime that we pick up on that, which alerts us to a concern that our pet may be suffering. Luckily thanks to increasing pet medical technology, there are many options for treatment and healing.

Nondrug/Drug Treatments

For chronic pain treatment, you want the best, safest treatment for your pet. Veterinarians often opt for a combination of nondrug method treatments and prescription drug method treatments to help treat it. Some prescription drugs that often helpful are:

  • Veterinary approved nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Anti-anxiety drugs
  • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Corticosteroid
  • Tramadol
  • Gabapentin

To help with joint pain, often a veterinarian will prescribe over-the-counter supplements such as.

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Polysulfide glycosaminoglycans

It all depends on the pain and the cause of it. Warning though some of these medications mentioned also work for humans. Never try administering any drug to your animal without veterinary consent. These medications are dangerous and if given the wrong amount could and kill your family friend.

Non-drug Treatments

Non-drug treatments are often accompanied along with prescribed medication treatments, or it can be done alone by itself. The outlook that nondrug treatments hope for is for healing and to restore mobility. Some effective nondrug treatments are:

  • Laser therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrostimulation
  • Water therapy

Rehabilitation for Pets

At Valley Animal Hospital, we don’t merely treat your pets’ chronic pain. We aim to rehabilitate. Being the leading pet therapy service providers in Clifton, we flourish with the most current in pet rehab therapy technology. This allows us to handle a variety of conditions. We want recovery just as much as you do. That is why we will develop a plan just for your furry friend. Call us or go online connecting with us today


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