Pain Management

Your pet deserves to be happy and healthy. For some, pain can be a roadblock in the way of a full and joyous life. We want to help you and your pet manage any pain that they may be experiencing– whether acute or chronic.

Acute pain is sharp and has a sudden onset. It can be caused by experiences such as a surgery or other trauma. Often times, such as with a surgery or dental procedure, acute pain can be anticipated by our veterinary staff and actions can be taken to mitigate it ahead of time. Although acute pain can be severe, one positive aspect of it is that after the pain-causing agent is alleviated, it will dissipate.

Chronic pain gradually becomes more severe over longer periods of time, and it does not dissipate. Examples of sources of chronic pain include cancer and arthritis– degenerative and difficult-to-cure diseases. Senior pets are the most common victims of chronic pain, because they are the most prone to such conditions. Dealing with chronic pain is an ongoing process that will most likely evolve with time, as your pet’s needs increase.

Are you worried that your best furry friend is in pain? Here are some common signs to watch out for:

  • Avoiding contact/affection or hiding
  • Conversely, seeking more affection than usual
  • Whining or crying
  • Uncharacteristic aggression when handled
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Lethargy
  • Licking or chewing a particular area of the body excessively

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Bangor, ME 04401

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