One of our goals at On Call Veterinary Services is to provide the most effective medication and pain management strategy for large and small animals that have pain issues. Left untreated, pain reduces quality of life and can delay recovery from surgery, injury, or illness.
Many animals will not show obvious signs of pain or sickness. Pet owners do not realize that the most common sign of pain is change in behavior. If you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following symptoms, chances are that your pet is experiencing pain, and should be examined by a qualified veterinarian.
Common Signs of Pain:
- Decreased Activity
- Lagging behind on walks
- Difficulty standing up
- Pacing, Restlessness, Biting
- Slow to Sit or Lay Down
- Avoidance of Stairs
- Muscle Atrophy (loss)
- Hesitation to Move
- Neck Weakness
- Depressed Appetite
- Running with “Bunny Hops”
- Unusual Crying or Whining - or yelping when touched
- Arched Back, Head Lowered or Tilted
- Panting (Increase in respiration)
In addition to treating pets for chronic pain or pain from injury, we also treat horses for hoof issues such as laminitis as well as animals recovering from a surgical procedure. If pain medication is given before a surgery is performed, your pet will hurt much less after the surgery, will require less anesthesia and post-operative pain medicine, and will recover more quickly from the procedure performed.
If you live in the areas of Dale, Lockhart, Smithville, Bastrop, Cedar Creek, or La Grange, Texas, and your pet is exhibiting signs of pain, please schedule an appointment using firstname.lastname@example.org.