Pain Management and Chronic Pain Relief
At the Animal Clinic of Billings and Animal Surgery Clinic, we believe strongly in preventing and managing anxiety and pain in our patients. We can help alleviate pain caused by surgery, chronic arthritic pain, and acute pain as in the case of trauma. Certain medications, analgesics, or acupuncture may be needed in addition to physical rehabilitation therapy (PRT) to help patients be comfortable.
We all know that pain hurts, but pain has many other detrimental effects on the body. It slows healing, decreases activity, causes behavior changes (such as aggression, anxiety, and depression), and it worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers. Not to mention, pain ultimately interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
In order to combat those effects, we use an advanced, multimodal protocol to prevent and treat pain in your pet. Whenever possible, we use a combination of local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications), and narcotic pain relievers.
At the Animal Clinic of Billings, we believe that identifying and relieving pain is important to the recovery of your pet. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our intra- and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we can also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.
Let our highly trained and experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians help you keep your pet as happy and healthy as they can be.
Call the Animal Clinic of Billings to schedule your pets next wellness examination with us today!
MORE VETERINARY SERVICES
- 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CLINIC
- ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAMS
- BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
- DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS
- DISCOUNTED SPAY AND NEUTER
- GROOMING AND BOARDING
- HEALTH & TRAVEL CERTIFICATES
- MICROCHIP IMPLANTS & ID TAGS
- ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
- PHYSICAL REHAB
- RUPTURED JOINTS & LIGAMENTS
- STEM CELL THERAPY
ANIMAL CLINIC OF BILLINGS AND ANIMAL SURGERY CLINIC
providing our region’s companion animals and their families what they need and deserve since 1981
1414 10th St. West, Billings MT 59102