Pain Management

As pet owners, it is not always easy to know the best course of action when our furry friends are experiencing pain. Thankfully, many options are available to help ease their discomfort and bring them back to good health. At Cascade Veterinary Center, PS, in Marysville, our veterinarians provide excellent pain management methods.

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How Can I Tell if My Pet is in Pain?

It is essential to recognize pain in your pets and understand how it affects them. Unfortunately, dogs and cats do not always show physical signs of discomfort. Sometimes you can tell when your animal companion is feeling under the weather by certain behaviors. Some symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Becoming more withdrawn or less energetic
  • Hiding in a safe place for prolonged periods
  • Barking, meowing, whining, or hissing more than usual
  • Reduced appetite and water consumption
  • Mobility issues such as trouble getting up the stairs
  • Changes in body posture due to an infection or inflammation

Our veterinarians will look at your pet’s overall body condition and listen to the heart and lungs for abnormalities.

Managing Pain in Pets

Once the source of the pain has been identified, our veterinarians will work with you to develop a treatment plan. This may include one or more of the following treatments:

  • Pain medication - Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs are available to help manage pain. Always seek your veterinarian's advice before giving your pet any type of medication.
  • Surgery - Surgical procedures can help restore function and remove diseased tissues from the injured areas. In some cases, amputation of a limb is needed to prevent further damage or the spread of disease. If this happens, your pet may require the use of a wheelchair or other device during the recovery period.
  • Nutritional support - Some pets may need special diets or supplements to help them recover from surgery or an illness.
  • Heat and cold therapy - Both heat and cold packs are used to treat injuries, swollen joints, sprains, sore muscles, and more. Always talk to your veterinarian before using these modalities on your pet to ensure the correct treatment is used for their specific condition.
  • Massage - Massage therapy can be beneficial for both acute and chronic pain. It can help increase blood flow, reduce muscle spasms, and promote relaxation.
  • Physical therapy - It can help improve range of motion, strength, and coordination.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Marysville, WA

If your cat or dog is experiencing pain, contact our veterinarians at Cascade Veterinary Center, PS, in Marysville, WA. We will perform a thorough examination and identify the source of the problem. We will also provide pain management options to meet your pet's needs. Call our team today at 360-659-2323 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Monday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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