One of the hardest health issues to treat in animals is pain. Silver Star Animal Hospital is very well trained to recognize the signs of pain and keep up to date on the latest rehabs and medications for pain management. Pain is usually classified as acute or chronic.
Acute pain is usually due to sudden illness or injury. Your pet may whimper, withdraw from your family or even become aggressive. If you notice these signs then a trip to Silver Star Animal Hospital is in order. Our doctors will run diagnostic tests such as blood work and x-rays to identify the source of the pain. Acute pain is treated through surgery if needed and short term-high dose medication. Animals have a resounding ability to heal quickly; so lengthy treatment is not usually needed.
Chronic pain is most likely due to age-related issues such as arthritis, diabetic disease, obesity related injuries, and degenerative joint disease. This type of pain is usually treated with rehab exercises, special diets, corticosteroid treatments and long term-low dose medications.