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.
Pain Relief for Senior Pets
Our veterinarians can help ease symptoms of 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:
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.
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.
We are so happy to be a client of the Altadena Pet Hospital. Dr. Sahi and his incredible staff have treated our two Babies Dodger Dog and Baby cat. It’s like an extended family. The staff is very attentive and loving towards our animals. They treat all the animals, as if they are their own.
Romi and Marina