Pain Management

Traverse City’s top pain management for pets with tailored protocols and compassionate care at Companion Animal Hospital.

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Exceptional Care at Companion Animal Hospital

At Companion Animal Hospital in Traverse City, Michigan, we are dedicated to prioritizing your pet’s comfort and well-being. With a decade of experience, we have proudly been at the forefront of pain management advancements in Northern Michigan. Our unwavering commitment to your pet’s health has led us to become pioneers in pain management.

Personalized Pain Management Protocols

We recognize that every pet is unique, and their pain management requirements can differ significantly. Whether your pet faces a single surgical procedure or a persistent condition like arthritis, we provide customized pain management protocols designed to address their specific needs.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management Encompasses:

  • Preoperative Pain Alleviation: Our surgical patients benefit from tailored preoperative medications to minimize discomfort.
  • Intraoperative Pain Control: We utilize a range of injectable pain medications during surgical procedures to ensure your pet’s comfort.
  • Local Anesthesia: We use local anesthesia for additional pain relief in our spays, neuters, and oral surgeries. 
  • Postoperative Care: After surgery, we continue to manage pain through injectable or oral medications tailored to your pet’s age, health status, and the nature of the procedure.
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Identifying and Addressing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect pets of all ages, not just senior pets. Our compassionate team is highly skilled at detecting subtle signs of pain in your furry companions. Common indicators of chronic pain include reduced activity, difficulty with tasks like climbing stairs, stiffness, diminished playfulness, increased sleep, excessive panting, and alterations in behavior.

We conduct thorough physical examinations to pinpoint the source of pain and may recommend diagnostic tools like radiographs (x-rays). Our multifaceted approach to pain management ensures the best possible outcome for your pet.

Pain Management Solutions

  • Oral Medications: We offer oral medications administered on a regular or as-needed basis to alleviate pain effectively.
  • Injectable Medications: We offer once-monthly injections that help provide long-term control of Osteoarthritis for both dogs and cats.
  • Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial; we provide guidance and support.
  • Special Diets and Exercise: We may suggest dietary adjustments and changes to your pet’s exercise routine to improve their comfort.
  • Environmental Modifications: Simple changes to your pet’s environment can significantly affect their pain management.
  • Advanced Laser Treatment: We offer cutting-edge laser treatments for inflammatory conditions, arthritis, and back pain, promoting pain relief and enhancing the healing process.

    Pain Management for All Animals

    While many are familiar with joint problems in dogs, it’s important to note that cats and rabbits can also develop arthritis. Look for signs such as decreased activity, trouble with the litter box, and reluctance to jump onto furniture. We have effective pain management solutions for our non-canine companions as well.

    At Companion Animal Hospital in Traverse City, MI, your pet’s well-being is our top priority. Our commitment to proactive pain management ensures that your furry family member enjoys the highest quality of life. If you’re seeking exceptional pain management services in Traverse City, contact us today to schedule an appointment.