Pain Management

Pet pain management is a critical aspect of ensuring the well-being of your pets, and at Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center in Troutdale, OR, we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions. Whether your pet has undergone tumor or mass removal or is experiencing pain from various sources, our veterinary team is here to address their needs effectively.

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Understanding Common Sources of Pain

Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia, and Degenerative Conditions
Pets often experience pain and stiffness from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and degenerative bone and joint diseases. These chronic discomforts can impact their daily lives and require attentive pain management strategies.

Acute Pain from Infections and Surgical Procedures
Acute pain can arise from infections, surgical procedures, cuts, and wounds. Managing pain effectively in these situations is crucial for a smooth recovery and your pet’s overall well-being.

Pain Caused by Allergies
Allergies in pets can manifest as pain along with other symptoms. Identifying and managing the underlying causes of allergies is essential for alleviating discomfort in your furry companions.

Oral Problems Leading to Discomfort
Tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral problems can result in considerable discomfort for pets. Addressing these issues promptly is essential not only for pain relief but also for maintaining overall oral health.

Pain Management Strategies

Tailored Pain Assessment

At Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center, we initiate pet pain management with a thorough and tailored assessment. Understanding your pet’s pain’s specific nature and intensity is essential for devising an effective management plan.

Medication-Based Pain Relief

Our veterinary team may recommend medication-based pain relief for pets experiencing pain, especially those who have undergone tumor removal, mass removal, or surgical procedures. These medications are chosen based on your pet’s needs and health considerations.

Holistic Approaches to Pain Management

In addition to traditional medication-based approaches, Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center explores holistic strategies for pain management. These may include physical therapy, acupuncture, or therapeutic exercises, offering a well-rounded approach to enhance your pet’s overall well-being.

When to Seek Pain Management

  • Signs of Discomfort: Observing signs of discomfort in your pet, such as changes in behavior, decreased activity, or vocalization, indicates the need for pain management. Recognizing these signs early can contribute to effective intervention.
  • Postoperative Recovery: If your pet has undergone tumor removal, mass removal, or any surgical procedure, proactive pain management is essential during the postoperative recovery. This ensures a comfortable and smooth healing process.
  • Chronic Conditions: Pets with chronic conditions such as arthritis or degenerative bone and joint diseases may require ongoing pain management to enhance their quality of life. Regular assessments and adjustments to the pain management plan may be necessary.