There are many reasons our animal family members may experience pain, including a routine surgical procedure, certain disease states, arthritis, and trauma. Pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can also have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. At Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Keith Brown understands the impact discomfort has on an animal, and this is one of our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
The approach to veterinary pain management at Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals? For example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed. Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.
From routine procedures such as a dental cleaning, to more invasive treatments such as surgery, to chronically painful conditions including arthritis or back pain, we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan if necessary.
At Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital, recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of our quality, compassionate patient care. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and full recovery.