Keep Your Pet Free From Pain
No one wants to see their pet hurting which is why managing pain and discomfort is one of our main goals at Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital. For all surgical procedures and for the treatment of chronic conditions, our team will design a pain management plan that is tailored to the needs of your pet.
Signs of Pain
Animals instinctively hide pain, so it’s good to know what to look for in case your pet requires help. Common symptoms include:
- Excessive licking or biting
- Loss of appetite
- Reluctance to move or jump
- Howling, whining, or other abnormal vocal cues
Changes in behavior, such as growling or overt aggression, may also be indicators of pain. If your pet displays any of these signs or has experienced a recent trauma, please contact us immediately for an examination.
Dental Procedures and Pain Control
While dental cleanings are generally painless and fairly easy, other procedures (such as extractions) are potentially painful. In such cases, we control pain through prevention rather than treatment. Local anesthetic injections (nerve blocks) are used to keep your pet from ever experiencing pain. If we anticipate discomfort at home, we may also prescribe various analgesic medications for your pet.
Our on-site pharmacy stocks a variety of pet pharmaceuticals, and our staff is happy to discuss appropriate dosage and administration techniques. Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital also provides online prescription refills for your convenience.
On the Web
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