Pain can have negative effects on pets that go far beyond physical discomfort. Pain after surgery can slow healing and worsen diseases like arthritis.
Since our companion friends do not understand why they are experiencing pain, pain can cause behavioral issues and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.
To minimize your pet's discomfort, we typically use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs, and narcotic pain relievers. The exact protocol is tailored to each animal, and depends on several factors pre-determined by the pre-surgery exam and during the procedure.