At Birdneck Animal Hospital we strive to reduce or eliminate pain whenever possible. We have many modalities to meet this challenge. Very often choosing the combination of these treatments that will work best for the individual pet is the most effective way to control pain.
The first step when approaching a procedure that has the potential to cause pain is to give pain relief medications prior to the event. Having one of these medications already "on board" at the time of the procedure significantly reduces the discomfort felt afterward. Pain is also reduced by using our surgical laser to make surgical incisions, and using local anesthetics. Also, post operative use of our therapeutic laser reduces pain and swelling and promotes healing. Additionally, we use post operative oral pain relief medications.
For conditions of chronic pain we have many types of medications to reduce discomfort. We have found that in many cases we can reduce or eliminate the use of these medications with scheduled treatments with the therapeutic laser.
We are very serious about keeping up with the latest pain relief modalities and offering them to our patients. As your Virginia Beach Animal Hospital we want our patients to live happy pain free lives for as long as possible.