Pet Pain Management

Our furry friends experience pain just like we do, but they don’t necessarily show it the way we might expect.

Pet Pain Management

Keeping your cat or dog pain-free is our passion here at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital! The effects of acute and chronic pain are far-reaching, from delayed healing after surgery to a suppressed immune system and decreased cognitive function in our senior arthritis or cancer patients; we never want our pets to suffer a moment of unmanaged pain. Our professional veterinary team is here for you to help prevent and alleviate suffering in multiple ways, as well as help you at home to know what to look for if your cat or dog may need more intervention for their pain.

The doctors and medical team at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital have multiple tools in our arsenal. We are here for you, whether you are looking for home mobility supports and supplements, or medication interventions formulated for your pet’s specific needs, as well as advanced technology options such as cold laser therapy.

Our pets actually do their best to hide their pain, rarely crying out or whining. We see it as part of our job at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital to help you know the sometimes-subtle signs of pain to look for from your dog or cat. No one wants to see their pet in pain, and certainly no one wants to have their pet in pain and not be able to recognize it.

Dr. Anna with Blue Heeler

As many as 90% of cats over the age of 12 years have radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis, and 60% of dogs have radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis. If you have a senior pet, or any suspicions that your cat or dog may be painful, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our veterinarians and optimize their quality of life today!