Pain is one of the most difficult areas of animal healthcare to identify and treat because animals have a natural instinct to hide their pain. If animals have pain that is left untreated, it will reduce the quality of life and is likely to delay recovery from surgery, injury, or illness. At Little Creek Veterinary Hospital, our goal is to provide the most effective medication and pain management strategy for every pet that is suffering with pain.
The most common sign of pain is change in behavior. If you notice any of the following symptoms, chances are that your pet is experiencing pain, and should be examined by a qualified veterinarian: stiffness, decreased activity, limping, avoidance of stairs, trembling, unusual crying or whining, or yelping when touched, loss of appetite, hiding, and in extreme cases, aggressiveness.
In addition to treating pets for chronic pain or pain from injury, we also place a priority on our surgical patients to ensure that they are as pain free as possible. If you live in Mandeville, Covington, or Abita Springs, and you find that your pet is exhibiting signs of pain, please call Little Creek Veterinary Hospital to see how we can help your pet today.