Corbin Animal Health & Wellness

Pet Senior Care & Pain Management

We offer senior pet care and pain management services, and we would be more than happy to help make your furry best friend’s golden years as comfortable as possible.

Pet Senior Care & Pain Management

Aging is unpleasant for almost everyone, whether human or animal. It’s possible that your pet is in pain or discomfort if they aren’t getting around as well as they used to. Bringing them in for a treatment allows the veterinarian to discover and correct these issues. We can assess whether your pet has an underlying condition that needs to be addressed or if pain management is required. In any event, we will do all possible to assure your companion’s comfort as they age.

In most cases, treating chronic pain in pets involves long-term treatment plans. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent chronic painful ailment in senior cats and dogs, and it requires long-term treatment because it is a chronic condition.

Chronic pharmaceutical use increases the risk of experiencing known adverse effects, developing lesser-known medication-related disorders, and developing resistance to medication administration. When chronic pain problems like osteoarthritis coexist with other chronic illnesses like renal, thyroid, or heart disease, this becomes even more important. As a result, a mix of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical solutions is required.

As our pets grow older, they may begin to experience pain in the same way that humans do. Large dogs are particularly vulnerable, and it’s critical to be aware of the indicators that many dogs exhibit when they’re in pain:

  • Obsessive grooming, especially in one particular area
  • Squinting
  • Difficulty sitting or rising from a seated position
  • Maintaining an odd, hunched position
  • Rapid breathing
  • Personality changes typically change in demeanor such as a normally friendly dog becoming withdrawn: aggressive and irritable

If your pet is in discomfort, our veterinarian will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that will keep your pet comfortable throughout the year. It’s critical that these plans are adhered to on a regular basis, especially over the holidays, when life can get hectic and their needs are forgotten. We may propose a different diet for your pet in addition to anti-inflammatories and pain medication, and we will most likely provide advice for an overall wellness plan. It is critical for your pet’s health and well-being that they get enough exercise on a regular basis. It is always preferable to call your veterinarian if you are concerned about your pet’s level of suffering.