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Pet Pain Relief: Safe Anesthesia and Effective Pain Meds

Managing the pain of a dog

The veterinary team at Greece Animal Hospital is dedicated to the compassionate care of your pets. We work to manage or eliminate pet pain in every situation, providing comfort and relief to sick, injured, and surgical patients.

Hidden Pet Pain

Many pets will hide their pain, masking symptoms of illness or injury. Our veterinarians and staff are focused on identifying and relieving your pet’s pain quickly and completely. Symptoms of pain in dogs and cats include lethargy, loss of appetite, hiding, restlessness, panting, excessive licking or biting a body part, behavioral changes such as aggression acting out or refusing to play, and vocalization such as whimpering or yowling.

Any sudden or concerning change in behavior may also indicate pain, including withdrawal and aggression. All pets demonstrating behavioral changes, unusual symptoms, or those that have experienced a trauma should be seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible for a complete examination.

Prevent Pain

Protect your pets from unnecessary pain with this simple three-point plan:

  1. Regular wellness care keeps pets healthy and comfortable with exams, vaccines, parasite control, and testing for early detection of health problems.

  2. Preventive dental care reduces the risk of infections, gum disease, and damaged teeth.

  3. Appropriate nutrition and exercise helps prevent obesity, joint issues, and heart disease.

Preventing the pain of disease and chronic conditions enhances the comfort and longevity of our pets, while minimizing veterinary expenses for pet owners.

Safe, Comfortable Anesthesia

General anesthesia is the standard of care for most veterinary surgeries. Our surgical patients are closely monitored with Doppler blood pressure, EKG, blood oxygen levels, and continuous human monitoring throughout any procedure.

Post-op pain management for all surgical procedures is tailored to the needs of each patient. Pain control may include injectable or oral medications, pain patches, or other approaches to ensure your pet’s comfort during recuperation.

Our Pharmacy

Access to a complete in-house pharmacy allows us to begin pet medications promptly, to eliminate pain and treat the source of discomfort. We carry a wide range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, from pain management to prescription diets.

Our trained staff is pleased to instruct you in the proper administration techniques and recommended doses. Refill orders can be phoned in for quick and efficient pick-up.

Learn Online

The Pet Health Center of WebMD offers this guide to pain medications for:

AAHA offers these pain management guidelines for dogs and cats:

The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine offers advice for treating pain in your dog:

Protect your family members, pets, and other animals by disposing of unwanted medications properly:

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