Pain Management

Veterinary science supports the fact that mammals have the same neuro-anatomical structures that humans have in the perception of pain, therefore, it is the belief at Miller Animal Hospital in Folsom that pain medication should be used to manage your pet’s pain.

Animals instinctively hide their pain, often making it difficult for pet owners to recognize a health problem. Some symptoms of pain in dogs and cats include:

• Panting
• Lethargy
• Restlessness
• Loss of appetite
• Refusal to play or respond to commands
• Excessive licking or biting a body part
• Howling, whining or vocalizing
• Limping
• Change in behavior, such as growling or aggression

Should your pet begin to exhibit any of the above symptoms, call us and make an appointment to have your pet examined.

Studies have shown that those who receive appropriate pain medication following surgery recover more quickly and with fewer complications. At Miller Veterinary Hospital all animals having surgical procedures performed will be administered pain medications before, during and after surgery; they will also be discharged with pain medications.