Pain Management

When it comes to managing your pet’s pain, Noblesville Square Animal Clinic offers the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop an individualized pain management program to best serve the needs of your pet.

Pets share traits in common with their humans like arthritis. Common medications we prescribe for pets include supplements, analgesics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, it is very important to note that you should never give your pet human medication unless first consulting with us. Many medications designed for humans are toxic and can cause life-threatening and irreversible damage to pets. All medications should be kept out of reach of your pet.

Lifestyle changes for your pet such as a specific diet, soft bedding, exercise limitation, and raised food and water dishes may help your pet’s pain at home. Some pets may experience pain relief through ancillary techniques such as laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutritional support, or physical therapy to help manage your pet’s pain.

Determining whether a pet’s pain is acute or chronic is the first step to identifying the cause and treatments. Acute pain is often sudden and triggered by an injury or traumatic event. Chronic pain persists over the long term and causes may include conditions such as joint inflammation, arthritis, or dental disease.

Common signs of pain in your pet may include:

  • Limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vocalization
  • Shaking
  • Change in temperament or behavior
  • Licking a specific area
  • Panting

Please call or schedule an appointment so we can help relieve your pet’s pain. Our doctor will discuss the best options available for your pet.