Pet Pain Management

Pet Pain Assessment, Treatment, and Management

Over the past several years, many studies have been done to assess the level of pain that animals feel.  In the past, it was thought that animals did not feel pain similar to that of humans.  Through these studies, the veterinary industry has recognized that animals do feel pain; however, they hide it due to the “fight or flight” response that they innately have bred into them.

Dr. Colleen Mathews as a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management can pinpoint pain and recommend appropriate treatment which may include medication, acupuncture, and/or laser treatments.  All of these treatments have been proven effective in managing or alleviating pets’ pain.

If you suspect your pet may be experiencing pain, call us to schedule a pain assessment visit with Dr. Mathews.  We can help with this critical part of pet ownership.

To learn more about Acupuncture and Laser Therapy, see our alternative therapies pages.

Pet Acupuncture

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Laser Therapy

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