Kingston Animal Hospital offers multiple pet pain management options to promote healing and quality of life. For a more conventional, traditional approach to pet pain management, we offer a multitude of options ranging from NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to steroids and other, more powerful medicines if needed. Our goal is to not only treat your companion animal's ailments, but to also do so in the most comfortable, soothing manner possible.

Benefits of Pain Management

Managing your pet's pain not only helps to relieve discomfort, but also has other added benefits that can lead to a healthier, happier life. Such supplementary advantages include:

  • Speeding the recovery time (whether from short-term or chronic illness, injury, or surgery)
  • Decreasing the chances of further complications
  • Reducing stress
  • Enhancing overall wellbeing
  • Increasing longevity of life

Signs or Symptoms that Your Pet May Be in Pain

Unless a pet has reached dire pain, most companion animals innately hide any aches, soreness, throbbing, or other discomforts they may be experiencing. As a responsible owner, it is important to be aware and mindful of your pet's behavior. There are several small behavioral signs to watch for that may indicate your pet is in pain, including the following symptoms:

  • Hiding
  • Panting
  • Shaking or shivering
  • Crying and whining
  • Flattening ears against the head
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Seeking unusual amount of attention
  • Disinterest in playtime and exercise
  • Sleeplessness
  • Restlessness
  • Other sudden behavior changes

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Pets

We use laser therapy in conjunction with and to compliment other modalities for a variety of problems; including the treatment of acute and chronic degenerative conditions, improving the speed and quality of wound healing, and for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries.