Orlando Pet Pain Management
Pain management has become an important issue in veterinary medicine. The American Animal Hospital Association along with the American Association of Feline Practitioners recently released the AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. These guidelines show that pain management helps improve the recovery process, whether from illness, surgery or injury. Because it reduces stress and increases a sense of well being, pain management may even help your pet live longer.
Understanding pain is an important part of pain management. There are two different types of pain in pets – acute pain and chronic pain.
Acute pain comes on suddenly as a result of an injury, surgery, inflammation or infection. It can be extremely uncomfortable for your pet and it may limit their mobility. The good news is that it’s usually temporary and goes away when the condition that causes it is treated. We offer pain management with every surgical procedure for both the comfort of the patient, and to speed the recovery process. This may involve a preoperative injection which lasts a minimum of 24 hours, so that the patient is comfortable upon waking, as well as ensuring a restful night’s sleep at home. When deemed necessary, the doctor may prescribe additional pain medication for the next few days after surgery. We also have the newest in Cold LASER Therapy that helps reduce and eliminate pain by using a laser. This can be done instead of medicine or even in addition to medicine. The recovery time is reduced dramatically.
Chronic pain is by definition pain that lasts longer than two weeks. It can result from acute pain that goes untreated or it can develop more slowly. Common sources of chronic pain are osteoarthritis and dental disease. Animals that suffer from chronic pain often have subtle clinical signs that collectively make them appear older than they really are. And the longer the pain goes on, the harder it is to control so we always want to treat this pain early. Again, we can now introduce the cold LASER Therapy to help your pets with chronic pain such as osteoarthritis, disc problems, hips, joints etc. You would be amazed at the quick relief your pet will experience with this new LASER.
When pain is correctly assessed and treated, patients respond with increased vigor and a sense of well being that owners recognize and appreciate.
So, don’t wait! Give us a call at 407-275-5397 and we can discuss your pets’ needs for laser/pain management.