Pain Management

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process. Our protocol prior to every surgical procedure a patient receives medications for pain support. Post surgery pain management is talored to the specific procedure and the aniticpated pain experienced. In some cases patients will be kept on a constant rate infusion of intravenous pain medications.

The staff at Lincolnway Veterinary are compassionate, caring professionals that will help you recognize the signs of pain in animals and will assist you in helping ease that pain in your pet. Whether it is from a chornic pain such as arthritis or back pain or an acute problem we are here to help your pet be more comfortable.

Most common signs of pain are: not using a limb or limping on a limb, lethargy, panting, hiding more than normal, difficulty going up or down stairs, difficulty getting in and out of vehicle, aggressive when touched or constant movement to try and get comfortable.