Pain is a complex phenomenon experienced by our pets. They express it by hiding, trembling and being reluctant to move. They may also express it by adopting an aggressive attitude. Pain varies in intensity and duration, causes and effects. Therefore, managing pain involves a multifactorial plan. Current standard of pain management is multimodal when needed and preemptive.
There are many, different medications available, which can work by themselves or in combination with others, to bring about the relief and comfort needed. Depending on the cause, whether it is surgery or trauma, acute pain or chronic, a plan customized for your pet will be designed, to help improve the quality of life. Pain management may also include physiotherapy exercises which will be taught to you to perform at home.