Beyond Pet Comfort

Lawndale Pet Hospital offers a variety of treatment protocols to help your pet overcome short-term pain or to help your pet live more comfortably and pain-free when it comes to long-term pain.

Pain reducers, painkillers, and physical therapy are always amazing tools to aid in helping your pet overcome pain. However, some pets may benefit from laser therapy.

In addition to making pets comfortable and increasing quality of life, managing a pet’s pain improves healing in the pet’s body. Pets who can find relief from pain:

  • Are under less stress
  • Can get adequate rest
  • Have better appetites
  • Are willing to resume exercise
  • Have faster recovery times

Pet Conditions Requiring Pain Management

Depending on the type of pain, Lawndale Pet Hospital offers protocols appropriate for all types of pet conditions.

  • Surgical procedures — Every surgical procedure begins with predicting a pet’s need for pain medications. Based on the type of procedure, pets may be given medications prior to surgery, during surgery, and through recovery to reduce inflammation and pre-empt pain. Our veterinarians will work with you to recognize any signs of discomfort in your pet so appropriate management can be continued as needed at home.

  • Injury or illness — Part of our team’s focus on stabilizing your pet includes relieving pain. In conjunction with diagnosing and beginning treatment, our veterinarians assess the animal’s discomfort and advise you of options.

  • Chronic pain — Some pet ailments, such as degenerative joint disease, require ongoing pain management. Well-managed pain control adds years of quality life to pets and can leave them acting as young animals again.

Methods Of Controlling Pain In Pets

  • Medications — From pain-blocking medications to anti-inflammatories, veterinary technology has provided many useful medications to keep pets comfortable.

  • Pet physical therapy — Similar to human therapy, pet physical therapy can greatly reduce pain and increase strength and mobility in pets. Our team will advise you on any therapeutic measures useful for your pet’s condition.

  • Nutrition — Especially useful in treating chronic pain conditions, nutritional supplements, such as glucosamine for joint health, alleviate pain.

Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy can be used to reduce pain and inflammation, particularly in musculoskeletal conditions.

What Is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a doctor-prescribed treatment. Laser therapy aids in reducing inflammation and promotes faster healing. This type of treatment is fast and can be done right in our hospital!

Who Could Benefit?

  • Any pet with arthritis

  • Any pet recovering from orthopedic surgery

  • Any pet with wounds that won’t heal

  • Any pet with advanced ear inflammation and infection

Is It Affordable?

Yes! Our laser therapy treatments begin at $32 for minor-to-moderate soft tissue injuries and up to $53 for anything more traumatic than a mild-to-moderate soft tissue injury.

If you have any questions about our pain management protocols for pets, please contact our helpful staff.