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Pets can be in pain from injuries, infections or illnesses, but it is not always easy to tell. In some cases, pets experience chronic pain that affects their ability to get around. Whether you have pets with acute or chronic pain, Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center is here to help. Our Troutdale veterinarian can evaluate your pets and provide safe and effective pet pain management.
Pets can have pain from many different sources, but some are more common. Some pets have pain and stiffness from arthritis, while others have hip dysplasia or degenerative bone and joint diseases that cause chronic discomfort. Pets can also have more acute pain from infections, surgical procedures or cuts, and wounds. Allergies can also cause pain and other symptoms, while tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral problems can lead to considerable discomfort.
How do you know if your dog or cat is in pain? It can be difficult to tell at times since pets do not always have noticeable signs of discomfort. However, there are certain signs to watch for, such as limping or favoring one side of the body while moving around. Pets might also bark or yelp when you touch a sore part of their body. Some pets exhibit behavioral changes that can indicate that they are in pain, such as growling or snapping when they normally would not do this. For some pets, tooth or mouth pain shows up as a reluctance to eat, which can lead to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies.
The kind of pain treatment that pets need depends on the source of their discomfort. For some pets in Troutdale, treatment involves clearing up an infection or helping a wound heal. Others need ongoing pain management for arthritis or other chronic conditions, such as medication. Pets that have pain from surgical procedures can usually manage this discomfort with medication on a short-term basis. Our veterinary team can thoroughly evaluate your pet to discover the cause of pain and come up with a treatment plan. We will discuss treatment options with you to ensure that your pet receives effective relief from pain.
If your pet needs pain relief, please contact Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center to set up an appointment. Our veterinarian in Troutdale and Gresham offers effective ways to help ease the pain in pets. You can depend on our veterinary team to provide your pet with comprehensive and caring service.