At Fern Creek Medical Center and Jefferson Animal Hospitals, we take pain management seriously. Your pet will be given pain medication during any surgical or dental procedure and emergency situation as needed. Our pain management protocols are based on compassion and caring, and we are dedicated to making sure your pet‘s pain level and comfort are the most humane and pain free as possible at all times in our care. We are constantly seeking techniques and procedures that promise less pain and faster recoveries.
We believe in evidence-based pain management and consensus with pet owners as to whether a pet is feeling pain. Together we will recognize, prevent or minimize and treat any pain your pet may be feeling.
Pain is often difficult to assess in animals. Dogs and cats are very good at hiding pain and illness as a survival mechanism. Can you tell if your pet is in pain?