Providing Relief for Pets in Pain
The team at Village Veterinary Medical Center is proactive in identifying and treating pet pain, from acute to chronic conditions. Our approach to pain management is deeply instilled in our general philosophy for proactive and compassionate care.
As your pet’s advocate, our job is to ensure no unnecessary discomfort or suffering. We will be certain to communicate to you if we feel your pet has a painful condition that needs to be addressed. We know your pet’s pain can be as stressful to you as it may be to them.
As an AAHA hospital, we include pain assessment in the health record of all patients. We offer the most up-to-date pain reduction modalities and will work with alternative treatment specialists to provide the newest and best care for our patients.
A Focus on Pet Pain Relief
Pain management has become an important issue in veterinary medicine, significant in improving the recovery process from illness, surgery, or injury. Research in people and pets has shown the positive effects of reducing pain on the overall healing process. Uncontrolled pain can lead to decreased quality of life and slower surgical recovery. Due to reduced stress and increased comfort, appropriate pain management may help your companion live a longer, happier, healthier life.
As a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, our professional team participates in promoting, enhancing, and advancing pain management in animals.
Read more about our pain management principles.
Treatment Therapies for Pet Pain
MediVet’s cell therapy is a regenerative treatment for pets, especially those suffering from degenerative joint disease or arthritis. MediVet’s cell therapy technology enables veterinarians to extract adult adipose derived stem cells from a pet’s own body fat, virtually eliminating the risk of rejection or negative reaction.
Once implanted, cells have the ability to stimulate regeneration, reduce pain and inflammation, and assist in the repair of damaged tissue. This therapy is used to relieve pain and increase range of motion in pets suffering with joint pain, arthritis, tendon and ligament damage, hip dysplasia, and cartilage damage.
Watch this video to learn more about MediVet’s cell therapy.
Cold laser therapy reduces inflammation and is effective in treating acute pain such as back injuries or cruciate ligament tears, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Treatments are safe, painless, and fast.
Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in five to ten minutes and even chronic patients exhibit improvement in just a few treatment sessions. Treatments initiate a healing process, reducing inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
Read more about Laser Therapy and Your Pet.
Pet Pain Management Resources
Learn to tell when your dog or cat is in pain. Animals tend to hide pain as a protective mechanism, so it’s important to learn the signs that they’re hurting. AAHA and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) worked together to create the AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats to help pet owners and veterinarians help our four-legged friends.