In addition to keeping pets comfortable, managing pain encourages healing and a pet’s overall health. The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware (VSCD) provides a pain management protocol for every veterinary procedure we complete, and our staff is committed to ensuring the comfort of your pet.
Pre-emptive Pain Management for Pets
Before any surgical procedure, a pet’s comfort is considered and a pain management protocol is put in place so that we can minimize discomfort for your pet. We have found that when we are able to stay ahead of the body’s pain response, we can more effectively keep pain from becoming an issue and healing is more optimal.
Pets Hide Pain
In the wild, showing signs of pain and illness can attract predators to an animal as easy prey. Wild animals and pets both hide the pain or illness they feel as a matter of self-protection. While this technique works well for animals in the wild, domesticated pets make it difficult for the families that love them to recognize when they are hurting and in need of attention.
The veterinarians of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware will help you recognize the signs of a pet’s discomfort so that excellent pain management can continue at home.
Benefits of Excellent Pet Pain Management
Keeping a close watch for signs of a pet’s discomfort and managing his or her pain has many health benefits, including:
- Reduced pet stress
- Maintains pet’s ability to rest
- Encourages a normal appetite
- Encourages mobility for rehabilitation
- Reduces inflammation
- Faster recovery from surgery, illness, and injury
If you suspect your pet is in pain, speak with your family veterinarian or one of the specialists of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware for a health evaluation.