Pain Management

One of our goals at All Creatures Animal Care Center is to provide the most effective medication and pain management strategy for pets that have pain issues. Left untreated, pain reduces quality of life and can delay recovery from surgery, injury, or illness.


Many animals will not show obvious signs of pain or sickness. Pet owners do not realize that the most common sign of pain is change in behavior. If you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following symptoms, chances are that your pet is experiencing pain, and should be examined by a qualified veterinarian.


Common Signs of Pain:


Stiffness

Decreased Activity

Lagging behind on walks

Difficulty standing up

Pacing, Restlessness, Biting

Slow to Sit or Lay Down

Limping

Avoidance of Stairs

Muscle Atrophy (loss)

Hesitation to Move

Neck Weakness

Trembling

Depressed Appetite

Running with “Bunny Hops”

Unusual Crying or Whining - or yelping when touched

Hiding

Arched Back, Head Lowered or Tilted

Panting (Increase in respiration)


In addition to treating pets for chronic pain or pain from injury, we concentrate on our surgical cases to ensure that they are as pain free as possible. If pain medication is given before a surgery is performed, your pet will hurt much less after the surgery, will require less anesthesia and post-operative pain medicine, and will recover more quickly from the procedure performed.