Veterinary science supports the fact that mammals have the same neuro-anatomical structures that humans have in the perception of pain, therefore, it is our belief at East Lincoln Animal Hospital that pain medication should be used to manage your pet’s pain.

Animals instinctively hide their pain, often making it difficult for pet owners to recognize a health problem. Some symptoms of pain in dogs and cats include:

•Loss of appetite
•Refusal to play or respond to commands
•Excessive licking or biting a body part
•Howling, whining or vocalizing
•Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
•Change in behavior, such as growling or aggression

Should your pet begin to show any of the above symptoms, call us and make an appointment to have your pet examined.

Studies have shown that those who receive appropriate pain medication following surgery recover more quickly and with fewer complications. Uncontrolled pain can increase the production of stress hormones that slow wound healing, increase blood pressure and lengthen the period of recovery. At East Lincoln Animal Hospital, a variety of medications are available to manage your pet’s pain before, during and after surgery. All animals having surgical procedures performed will be administered pain medications and will be discharged with pain medications.

Chronic pain (from arthritis and other degenerative conditions) may be a more difficult type of pain to control. Our licensed veterinarians keep up to date on the most recent advances in pain management so that they can recommend a program that will benefit your pet’s pain. Contact us to schedule your pet’s appointment to see how we can help manage your pet’s pain.