One of our top goals at Quivira Crossing Veterinary Clinic is to eliminate any physical pain that your pet may be experiencing. This can be a challenge due to the fact that an animal is unable to tell us about their pain. Fortunately, Dr. Feyerabend is highly trained in detecting areas of pain or discomfort and responding with the most appropriate type of treatment and therapy.
Some of the ways that we work to manage pain in pets include:
- Pain medication
- Suggesting lifestyle changes
- Laser therapy
The type of treatment that is provided for your pet will depend upon what type of pain they are experiencing, the cause of the pain, and the severity of this pain. In order to make a full evaluation, it will be necessary to bring your pet in for an examination. Our experts will need to know what type of behavior your pet has been demonstrating and how long this behavior has been going on. In addition to feeling and examining your pet’s body, we may also use digital diagnostic imaging to obtain a better understanding of any issues that your pet may be experiencing.
Pet owners should always be on the lookout for any signs that their pet is experiencing pain. If you have reason to believe that your pet is suffering from chronic pain, it is strongly advised that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible, as the pain may continue to get worse over time. Some of the signs that your pet may be in pain include:
- Inactivity or less energy
- Slow movement
- Struggling to lie down
- Walking with a limp
- Trembling or shaking
- Inappropriate eliminations
- Constant whining, whimpering or meowing
- Constantly licking or chewing on a particular part of the body
- Displaying unusual signs of aggression or submission
- Continuously shifting in position; unable to get comfortable
- A visible injury
If you suspect that your pet is experiencing pain, an examination from our veterinarian is necessary to determine appropriate next steps. Our practice has a very high success rate in treating pain, and we take great pride in restoring the quality of life to injured animals. Please call us at (913) 295-9085 to schedule an appointment.