Pain management is an important concern for many of our clients and their pets. It is difficult to see our loved ones struggle when faced with painful conditions such as arthritic joints, traumatic injuries, or post-procedural pain. Chronic pain, if left untreated, can lead to decreased mobility, withdrawal from everyday activities, and even depression. With proper management of our pet’s discomfort, we can help them to remain active and happy members of the family.
Common Supplements and Prescribed Medications for Pain Control:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Fish oil containing EPA/DHA)
- Glucosamine Chondroitin (Dasuquin, Phycox)
- NSAIDs (Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Previcox, Metacam)
- Controlled Substances (Tramadol, Buprenorphine)
- Dermal Patches for extended release of analgesic medication
Hyaluronic Acid injections into arthritic joints can help manage painful arthritis by providing lubrication and reduce joint inflammation. This noninvasive procedure can be done during an office visit and often times does not require sedation. Injections of Adequan can be done conveniently at home by many owners and works to support healthy cartilage in the damaged or degenerative joint.
Haven Lake Animal Hospital is also prepared to handle any flea or tick issues your pet may be suffering from. Both insects present potentially serious health issues for your pet, and being proactive in your approach to these irritating creatures is your best protection.
Heartworms are a parasite spread by mosquitoes and can shorten the life of your pet. A once a month preventative will protect your pet from debilitating heartworm disease and deworm them for intestinal parasites as well.