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Pet Pain Management

Learn more about our pet pain management services below.

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Pet Pain Management in Jenison, MI

Research has shown that pets experience pain much like we do, but we know dogs and cats tend to conceal pain. Living with this pain not only has an impact on the body’s physical ability to function correctly, but it can also negatively affect the patient’s well-being and state of mind.

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Pet Pain Management

The doctors at Chicago Drive Veterinary Clinic believe that pain management should be customized to fit the needs of your pet and their condition. For this reason, we offer a variety of treatment options for both canines and felines to alleviate their discomfort while also helping to improve any underlying issues that might be responsible for the pain.

Do you think your pet might be in pain? Call us today at (616) 669-0501 to request an appointment.

Signs Your Pet is in Pain

If you’re not sure whether your pet is experiencing any acute or chronic pain, look for these signs:

  • Limping
  • Walking more slowly or gingerly
  • Reluctant to go up or down the stairs
  • Won’t jump up on things
  • Slow to lay down/slow to stand
  • Frequently shifts position to get more comfortable
  • Licking repeatedly at a certain spot
  • Whining/crying
  • Eating less
  • Sleeping more often
  • Showing little interest in play

Options for Pain Relief in Dogs and Cats in Jenison, MI

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for pain relief. All pets are different, even if many of them experience the same problems. We will need to examine your pet and possibly perform X-rays to properly diagnose the cause of their pain, so we can form the best pain relief treatment plan. Whether your pet is struggling with arthritis or chronic back pain or needs help recovering from a complex orthopedic surgery, we have treatment options that can help.

These treatments include:

  • Laser therapy
  • Dasuquin joint supplements
  • Omega-3 (fish oil) for joints
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Solensia is an innovative once-monthly, Veterinarian‐Administered Monoclonal Antibody Injection Therapy For Cats
  • Librela is an injectable antibody therapy for osteoarthritis pain relief in dogs with proven safety (Coming Soon)
  • Other oral medications for dogs and cats

What is Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats?

Inflammation in dogs and cats. With focused, low-level infrared light, it can be used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Edema
  • Ligament sprains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Burn injuries
  • and more

Emitted through a small hand-held device, the infrared light particles gently penetrate through skin and muscle to help repair damaged cells. Over time, this helps to relieve pain and swelling by improving blood circulation to the affected area(s).

Keep Human Pain Medicine Off Limits to Your Pet

Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other OTC pain medications can be extremely harmful (or possibly fatal) if your pet ingests them. Please contact us at (616) 669-0501 before thinking about giving your pet any of the pain medications you have in your home. We can offer recommendations that will be better (and safer) for your dog or cat. DO NOT GIVE YOUR PET MEDICATIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING A VETERINARIAN. Please contact our office at (616) 669-0501 for recommendations on what should be done if your pet is experiencing pain.