Pets feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. In that sense, the only medical or surgical procedures that can be called a success are those that control pain.
At Levan Road Veterinary Hospital, all pets undergoing surgery receive medication to control pain. Pain medications will be administered at the hospital and will be sent home with the pet.
Any time you feel your pet is experiencing pain at home, either by injury, illness, or unknown origin, contact us at once. Being aware of your pet’s habits can help you and your veterinarian assess and manage your pet’s pain.