Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Treatment

You'll do everything you can to care for your pet. While you may be doing a great job, illnesses are inevitable and can cause your pet chronic pain. 

With chronic pain affecting your pet’s quality of life, seeking care from us at Pawsitive Strides in Des Moines, IA, can help prevent it from worsening. We offer examination and treatment options to help address the condition's root cause. Read on to learn more about chronic pain in pets.

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Way to Tell if Your Dog Is Having Chronic Pain

Dogs process pain in the same way as humans but unlike us, they'll try to hide it as a survival mechanism, making it challenging to tell the source of pain without a little investigation. If you notice these symptoms, consider seeking out pet care from a veterinarian on our team:

  • Significant decrease in physical activities
  • Altered mood and vocalization
  • Limping
  • Difficulties standing after standing up

Underlying Cause of Chronic Pain in Dogs

There are different causes of pets’ chronic pain, including injury. One way to be sure of the cause of the pain is to visit us for an examination. Here's what may be causing chronic pain in your dog:

  • Arthritis, particularly in his senior years
  • Degenerative spinal diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Injury from an accident

How Our Veterinarian Services Can Help Your Dog's Chronic Pain

On your first visit to the clinic, we will perform an examination and may recommend tests to determine the cause of your dog's pain. We may recommend different treatment options, including but not limited to chiropractic, acupuncture, or laser therapy; based on our findings. Depending on the cause of your furry friend's chronic pain, we may perform laser treatment to help manage the pain.

In the laser treatment procedure, we use therapeutic laser light waves to help allow for better cell regeneration. We may also recommend different therapeutic exercises, particularly if your furry companions' chronic pain is due to osteoarthritis. These exercises are designed to help improve his muscle strength and range of motion.

Get Injury Treatment and Recovery from Pet Surgery with a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

When you notice your pet’s discomfort and believe it could be due to chronic pain, seek timely veterinarian services with us at Pawsitive Strides in Des Moines, IA. After you book a consultation with us, we will do what we can to help your furry friend recover from his injury or surgery. Call us at (515) 575-9655 for more information.

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