Animals, just like human beings, are creatures capable of feeling distinct emotions and sensations such as love, sadness, joy, and fear. They are also able to feel pain but unlike us, are unable to easily identify where or why they feel pain. They cannot speak and more often than not, rarely show signs of discomfort even when they are hurting. At North Augusta Animal Hospital, we work closely with pet owners to help them identify symptoms and work toward minimizing the pain their pets feel due to medical issues, aging, or injury.
If you have a pet that is suffering from pain, or is in pain due to post-operative stress, we can help reduce their discomfort and improve their quality of life. We manage this by providing an in-depth analysis into the source of the pain, followed up with treatment or rehabilitation, and dietary suggestions to restore health.
One of the more common problems affecting older pets is joint pain caused by osteoarthritis, a disease that causes the cartilage to weaken and eventually crack. This causes bones to come into direct contact with one another, making for a life of constant pain. By combining constant care, medication, treatment, and pain management therapy, we can help make the pain tolerable, allowing your pets to live a satisfying life together with you.