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Multi-Modal  Pain Management

Multi-Modal Pain Management

Pets can’t tell us when they’re in pain which often makes it very difficult to gauge the level of their discomfort. Yet, there are ways to measure pet pain, such as their disinterest in play and walks, aversion to the stairs, and no longer jumping up to snuggle with you on the couch. Other times we can be sure pets are in pain include after surgeries, injuries, and wounds. No matter what the source of pain, the team at Schertz Animal Hospital will develop a multi-modal pain management approach that may include pet laser therapy, medication, supplements, and more.

Is your pet in pain? Get them relief!

Laser Therapy

Pet laser therapy, or cold laser therapy, is a drug-free, non-invasive pain management option that uses frequencies of light to promote healing. The therapeutic laser is operated by our trained technicians, per the direction of your veterinarian. The laser light stimulates several positive effects including:

  • Increased cell productivity to facilitate faster healing
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Stimulated production of the body’s natural painkillers (hormones) for reduced pain

We use pet laser therapy for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Lick granulomas
  • Hot spots
  • Wound repair
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Old age aches and pains
  • Strains, sprains, and tears
  • And more
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Pain Medications

Pain medications such as NSAIDs are a vital tool for controlling pain in pets. Often, we prescribe pain medication after surgery to help pets through their recovery at home. Additionally, medication can be used in addition to laser therapy to further promote well-being. We take your pet’s entire health into consideration before prescribing pain medications, to minimize the risk of side effects or complications.

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Nutritional Supplements & Weight Management

To further aid in pain relief, particularly from joint conditions such as arthritis, nutritional supplements and weight management can play a huge role. Supplements containing natural ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties such as fish oils can further help reduce your pet’s discomfort. Furthermore, extra weight puts undue pressure on your pet’s joints that further exacerbates their condition. Weight management can help them get to a healthy weight which will relieve excess pressure on their joints.

Contact Schertz Animal Hospital today at (210) 659-0345 to discuss pet laser therapy and other pain management options!

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