Offering Multimodal Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats Milwaukee, WI

Whether your pet has an acute injury or a chronic condition such as arthritis, the pain they experience can decrease their quality of life and hinder their recovery, as well. At Frontier Veterinary Urgent Care, we take pain control seriously, and offer a variety of pain management solutions to address the many pain-related conditions we treat. Below, we discuss the subtle, telltale signs of pain in dogs and cats, and touch on some of the pain management options we offer here at our facility.

Is your pet showing signs of pain? Are you concerned about their quality of life?

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Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

Pain manifests in various ways in our pets, with some signs being subtle and others a little more obvious. If you observe any of the signs or behaviors listed below, please contact us at (262) 226-2055.

Signs of pain in pets include:

  • Being less active; sleeping more often
  • Lethargic
  • Limping
  • Drooling
  • Eating and drinking less
  • Being slow to stand and slow to lie down
  • Breathing faster
  • Licking at the same spot over and over
  • Not jumping up on things like usual
  • Shaking
  • Crying/meowing
  • Going outside of the litter box

Our Pain Management Options for Dogs and Cats

Depending on your pet’s condition, medical history, and current treatment regimen (if they have one), our team will work with you to explore new pain relief modalities or establish a pain management plan from scratch. If your dog or cat is already taking medication, we can suggest pain relief options that will not interfere with its effects, and which can potentially build on the positive effects your pet’s current treatment provides. Ultimately, we aim to explore all possible options to ensure the best outcome for your pet.

Some pain management modalities we can offer include:

  • Oral pain control
  • Nerve blocks
  • Hospitalization for short-term evaluation and restricted activity
  • Injectable pain meds
  • Rehabilitation (referral)*
  • Lifestyle modification (weight loss, exercise restriction, at home physical therapy)
  • Joint supplement recommendations

*We are located in the same building as an animal surgical and rehabilitation center. If your pet needs to be referred for rehab, they will not have to travel far for expert treatment.

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