As a veterinarian, we pride ourselves on providing care focused on the entire patient – from medical issues affecting physical functioning and general pet health. Experiencing pain can affect a pet’s physical functioning and harm his well-being. As a result, pet pain management can be important when examining and treating a pet for any medical condition. If you are looking for pet pain management from a “veterinarian near me” at an animal hospital, we at Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, are here to help.
Sources of Pain
At Ferreira Animal Hospital, we often address different types of pain. Some pain results from treatments we administer. Routine procedures (such as spay/neuter or dental cleanings) or other medical treatments that improve a pet’s long-term outlook can cause short-term pain. Since we anticipate the discomfort from these procedures, we can address the pain appropriately using anesthesia or painkillers before and during the procedure. We may prescribe pain relievers for the recovery process as well.
Pets also experience pain due to injury or another medical issue we can resolve with proper care. While pet pain is evident for some injuries, it can be challenging to identify in other situations because animals instinctively hide their discomfort to avoid becoming predatory targets. Changes in pet behavior, such as a reluctance to be handled, climb stairs, or jump into a car, may indicate the pet is in pain. In those situations, bring your pet to our animal clinic so a “veterinarian near me” can identify the underlying cause. Depending on the circumstances, we may need to develop or modify our pain management plan to address the cause of the pain.
Another source of pain we can help address is chronic pain, particularly among older pets suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis or back pain. Our practice is dedicated to safe and effective pet pain management for every patient since there may be the need to break the pain cycle to allow a pet to heal. For example, treating a pet’s pain may enable him to exercise and lose the excess weight that contributes to the pain.
Get Pet Pain Management from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
If you are looking for pet pain management from our animal clinic, a “veterinarian near me” with us at Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, is here to help. Call us at (786) 275-4629 for more information.