Veterinary Pain Management
Your furry family member feels pain just like you or I do, the only difference is your pet probably has a more difficult time communicating when he or she doesn’t feel well. At Germantown Vet, we’re your experts when it comes to understanding your pet’s health and wellbeing, and we have some options when it comes to your pet’s pain management.
Schedule your appointment today by giving us a call at 240-252-7467240-252-7467 or click the button to the right.
Our Pain Management Options
Whether your pet is recovering from surgery or needs help managing daily arthritis pain, Germantown Vet has pain management options to suit your pet’s specific needs. Our most common pain management recommendations are:
- Medication – for many issues, medication is the best option for pain management. If your pet is experiencing any discomfort or pain, talk to your veterinarian at Germantown Vet, and never give your pet over-the-counter medications meant for humans—they can make your pet incredibly sick!
- Supplements – if your pet is suffering from joint pain, glucosamine supplements can improve joint function, lubrication, and overall mobility. There are a variety of supplements that you can give your cat or dog.
- Acupuncture – we’re one of the few veterinary clinics in the Maryland area that offers veterinary acupuncture, and we offer it as a solution for pain management—either as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other medicines. One of our veterinarians, Dr. Eastep, specializes in pet acupuncture and alternative therapy. Acupuncture can be used to alleviate many different aches and pains in small and large pets alike. It can even help treat a number of other health concerns, such as allergies, noninfectious inflammation, and more!
- K-Laser® Therapy – at Germantown Vet, we also offer another pain management solution that requires no drugs or surgery: K-Laser Therapy. This is a class 4 therapeutic laser that is very helpful for reducing pain and inflammation and to speed healing for a variety of medical problems. It’s a great treatment by itself or as an additional treatment for pets who can’t tolerate pain medications or for which they are no longer providing enough relief. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment.
Are you interested in learning more about a pain management option that isn’t listed here? Give us a call at 240-252-7467240-252-7467 to learn more about the different types of veterinary pain management!
Identifying Concerning Behaviors
It can be very difficult to tell when your dog or cat isn’t feeling well. You should make an appointment to see the vet if your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Panting, coughing, or wheezing
- Disinterest in food or water
- Excessive drinking and urinating
If your pet is exhibiting a symptom not listed above and you’re concerned, give us a call or visit our animal hospital in Germantown, MD.
Schedule a Check-Up
When is the last time you took your pet to the vet for a routine check-up? If it’s been more than 6 months, you’re probably due for another visit. During a regular visit, our veterinarians can perform wellness exams to determine if there are any health issues that you should be concerned about.