Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats in Altadena, CA

Advanced Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats in Altadena

Altadena Pet Hospital’s veterinarians use pain management and relief as a tool to ensure your pet is not traumatized by dental treatments, surgery, or chronic conditions such as arthritis. There are many times in a pet’s life that require effective pain relief.

Pain Management During Surgery

When your pet needs surgery, the veterinarians at Altadena Pet Hospital make sure that he or she is comfortable with intravenous (IV) pain medication administered before, during, and after the procedure. Pain management during surgery has a great impact on the amount of discomfort pets experience throughout the recovery process, and effective medications result in a much happier pet.

Cat at our animal hospital for pain relief

Pain Relief for Senior Pets

Our veterinarians can help ease symptoms of cat and dog arthritis in your aging pet, pain that may cause the animal to slow down significantly. We help pets by using ongoing medication like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs can be a key to greater mobility and less pain when your pet suffers from joint problems.

Dietary supplements can also help relieve joint pain in both cats and dogs. We may prescribe any of these supplements, alone or in combination:

  • Glucosamine
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • Chondroitin
  • Duralactin

The veterinarians at Altadena Pet Hospital can recommend many pet pain management options. We can do much medically to ease your pet through the senior years. We look forward to seeing your senior pet at his or her next appointment.

Low Level Laser Therapy Relieves Pet Pain

The low-level or therapeutic laser provides pain relief, reduces swelling, and helps to repair injured tissues. This modern technique can be used to treat nerve, muscle, and bone problems. Laser therapy is often used to help heal wounds and after acupuncture treatments. Low intensity laser treatment stimulates your pet’s cells to encourage tissue healing.

How Laser Therapy Works

Safe and effective, the low-level laser hastens your pet’s return to good health. The therapeutic veterinary laser speeds the progression of natural healing without side effects. Because the laser does not generate heat and is noninvasive, most patients experience a comfortable treatment. Depending on how severe the injury is, many pets are able to resume full activity after only a few treatments.

Call us at (626) 798-0738 or use our online appointment request form to discuss laser therapy for your pet.

If your pet has an appointment for a laser therapy session with us, please fill out our laser therapy questionnaire online form, or download the form, fill it out and bring it to your appointment.

Veterinarian performing laser therapy for pain relief