Offering Complete Pet Pain Management
Pet pain management is our second highest priority next to providing quality medicine and surgery here in Plano. Your pet’s comfort plays an important role in keeping them healthy and happy and allowing them to recover more easily from injury, chronic illness, and surgery. Furthermore, pain can subtract years from a pet’s life and make everyday tasks very difficult. With comprehensive pain relief, your pet will have a much better quality of life and spend more time at your side.
How We Keep Pain Under Control
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a critical part of pain control and inflammation reduction. They can relieve pain caused by arthritis, injury, surgery, and other conditions. Additionally, NSAIDs can reduce joint stiffness and improve mobility. An added benefit is that NSAIDs do not cause the side effects that corticosteroids do.
Sometimes, we can perform surgeries with a surgical laser instead of a scalpel, which noticeably reduces pain, swelling, and bleeding. The laser also does not crush or bruise the tissue, but rather evaporates it, sealing blood vessels and killing bacteria at the same time. In addition, the laser allows us to make smaller incisions.
Pet laser therapy is a gentle, non-invasive pain control method that uses concentrated pulses of light to heal damaged cells. When the light comes into contact with damaged cells it triggers a series of processes that increase cell generation, blood circulation, and tissue repair. We determine the frequency of treatment by your pet’s condition, its severity, and how well your pet tolerates therapy. We generally recommend laser therapy in conjunction with medication for better results.
Pet acupuncture is a holistic treatment that relies on the patient’s self-healing properties. How does this work? First, we place very small, thin acupuncture needles at specific points on the body where blood vessels, muscles, and nerve endings come together. When each needle is placed, it stimulates the nervous system, resulting in the release of endorphins and other processes that help to relieve pain, muscle tension, and stiffness.
Like laser therapy, acupuncture may work best as a supplement to oral medication and other treatments.